December 27, 2006

President Gerald Ford

Passed away tonight at the age of 93.

I have no eulogy to offer. I was only 9 when he lost to Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Michelle Malkin is on top of it, though.

Update: Looking at Michelle's link, I do remember the assassination attempt by Manson follower Squeaky Fromme. Other than that, all I know about Ford is that once he left office, you didn't hear much from him. Or about him. His wife, it seems, ended up far more famous by way of the Betty Ford Clinic.

That's my bleary memory, anyway.

Update, Too: Jeff in the comments reminds that Ford was born in my hometown.

He lived there a total of 16 days. 54 years before I was born. So I'm still stuck with not being able to give a proper eulogy.

By Vinnie at 12:17 AM | Comments |