27 December 2006

Thank You , Mr Ford.

Gerald Ford passed away today.

The only American President never to have been elected.

Before he pardoned Tricky Dicky, his popularity was in the 70’s. Afterwards, it plummeted to the 30’s.

Had he not pardoned Nixon, he most likely would have won the ’76 election against Carter, which he only narrowly lost anyway. But as president, he chose to unify the country by sparing it the pain of having to go through the trail of the only American president who had ever resigned in disgrace and risk his election.

We are a much better country for his sacrifice. I realize that now.

Thank You, Mr. Ford.

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