It wasn't unexpected, he was 93. Ford had battled pneumonia in January 2006 and underwent two heart treatments, including an angioplasty in August at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
He had a good run and the best care medicine has to offer. His was the "warm fuzzies" facade of the GOP to "heal" Nixon & Co.'s crimes. The friendly face of what was to become a dictatorship with a Unitary Executive taking "all the authority" it needs. Compared to five-o'clock-shadow Nixon, Ford was a much less threatening figure. The first unelected president did his job well. He let the big boys off the hook so they could continue to fester and grow in the murky corporate shadows. Nixon bungled it but his boys have carried on and closed loopholes with a GOP rubber stamp congress. Nixon would be so proud, and jealous. Cheney and Rumsfeld have succeeded where he failed. Ford didn't heal a damned thing.
He liked dogs, more importantly they liked him back.
Photo:David Hume Kennerly/White House
Chimpy has to HOLD his dogs or they'd run like the wind.
Waco with prop dog.
Now we'll have to endure countless tributes by the MSM as they re-write history and inundate us with selected images from the past. In the meantime, the current crooks are busy covering their tracks and committing more crimes than Nixon could have imagined.
They've perfected the snow job.
"I spoke with Betty Ford"