Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Gerald Ford passes away

Just as Harry Truman died in 1972, former President Gerald R. Ford passed away on the day after Christmas.

A Midwesterner as well, Ford died in his adopted hometown of Rancho Mirage, California last night.

Ford inherited the presidency at a miserable time: the Nixon Watergate Scandal put our nation through it's worse crisis since the Civil War. The Vietnam war--sans US troops--hadn't ended yet, and Nixon left Ford with a bad economy as well

Ford did a great job as president during a very tough time. Rest in peace.

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