Thursday, January 4, 2007
Ahhhh . . . Rest Ye Merry Jerry . . .
Gerald Ford . . . dare I "say" his name? A Republican I actually liked? Well, a little . . . at least. Let's face it, folks, he was the "Jimmy Carter" of the Republicans. He is one of those world leaders that you refuse to acknowledge as a true "leader" until it is too late. He was more than his political party affiliation, more than his pardon of his ridiculous predecessor, and even more than his almost-more-famous wife. He was a gentleman. Which is exactly why he was never TRULY successful at politics. I have to wonder . . . what would be the ideal "moderate" presidential ticket: gee, maybe two men who had actual conscience and a strong sense of moral responsibility? They just don't exist any longer, do they? But perhaps they could have. Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter: the "Double J" ticket. LOL! Beyond Republicans . . . Beyond Democrats . . . beyond hypocrisy. Just two men who actually cared about the direction in which their nation and their people were headed. If only. . . 'tis nice to dream, 'ey? R.I.P., Gerald. You'll be missed . . . more than I would have guessed.