Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Farewell, President Ford

I was born at near the tail end of the Nixon administration, but Gerald Ford was the first President who I remember seeing on television. I think he was on some program that had to do with the Bicentennial celebration. After 93 years, though, he had a full life. There aren't many men who can lay claim to being President of the United States, much less becoming President in the manner he did. The report of President Ford's death came on as I was getting ready for bed after my usual Tuesday night City of Heroes session. I hope that the nation will find the politeness to honor this man's service and I hope that historians will not judge him too harshly for his pardon of Richard Nixon.

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