Gerald Ford was the perfect president for the time. We needed someone to calm the waters. He was honest in a time of dishonesty. Ford was never the brightest bulb in the room but he wasn’t the dullest either.
The one thing that I’ll throw out there is Ford was on the Warren Commission which whitewashed President Kennedy’s death (much like some of our commissions today Robb-Silverman comes to mind). I think that Ford took some secrets with him to the grave.
Former President Gerald Ford, who became president in 1974 after the resignation of Richard Nixon, died Tuesday at age 93.
Ford, the oldest surviving former U.S. president, died peacefully at 6:45 p.m. PT (9:45 p.m. ET) Tuesday at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, according to a statement from his office. The cause of death was not given.
A statement from Ford’s wife, Betty, said: “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather has passed away at 93 years of age. His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country.” more…