Strange Brouhaha

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Why did Gerald Ford hate America?

I ask that in both the tongue-in-cheek sense and the serious sense. In a 2004 interview with Bob Woodward, Ford said--not in so many words, of course--that The Decider is a boob. I can't wait for the Limbaughs and Malkins and Savages of the world to pick up on this and run with it, telling us how anti-American Ford was.

But, you know, even though Ford was not the most respected President in the history of the nation, and even though as an ex-President he was mostly just Gerry Ford and not a revered elder statesman, you'd think that his opinions would have carried some weight just by default--and he asked Woodward to hold off on publishing those opinions. Woodward, who is no longer the Bob Woodward of "All The President's Men," if he ever was, did.

I'm not naive enough to think that if everyone had known in 2004 that Ford thought that Iraq was a mistake, then His Monkiness wouldn't have been elected. But a fella can dream.


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