Wednesday, December 27, 2006

MTCW Pic of the Day

Former President Gerald Ford, dead at 93.

Former President Gerald Ford died yesterday at his desert home in Rancho Mirage, California at the age of 93 this morning.
Ford took over Nixon’s presidency after Nixon resigned in disgrace due to the Watergate scandal. Ford later made a controversial desicion to pardoned Nixon.
The desicion to Pardon Nixon would hang over the remainder of his presidency and many wonder the age old question: Should Ford have pardoned Nixon?
Right or wrong, I believe it took a lot of courage for Ford to pardon Nixon, knowing it would end his political career, but the alternative would be to paralyze the government with a trial that would have only grew the divisions in our country at the time. Ford was one of the last real leaders, who could put the Country before his own political career.

Lots of bloggers paying tribute to Ford today can be found here.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Ford family today.
RIP, Mr. President.

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