Wednesday, December 27, 2006

US Ex-president Gerald Ford dies

Umm...that's what happens when you get old I guess. I really don't have much to say.

Gerald Ford, whose brief U.S. presidency was defined by his controversial pardon of Richard Nixon, was honored on Wednesday as a man who tried to heal the nation's divisions after the Watergate scandal.

Brief but controversial, wish we could say the same about Bush Jr. His is controversial, yes, but oh so fucking long.

The oldest living president at 93, Ford died on Tuesday of undisclosed causes at his home in California.

Well he's not the oldest living President anymore. And at 93, you don't have to disclose the cause of death, at that point a strong breeze could knock you out of play.

Ford was the only U.S. president not elected to either the presidency or vice presidency. He was appointed vice president in 1973 after Nixon's original vice president, Spiro Agnew, resigned to avoid prosecution on corruption charges.

President by default. Cool.

In his inaugural address, Ford famously vowed to Americans that "our long national nightmare is over."

Oh no Mr. Ford, it has only just begun.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't this the same President that kept falling down and hitting people in the head with golfballs.
I guess the worlds a little safer.

December 28, 2006 12:34 PM  

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