Sunday, December 31, 2006
President Gerald R. Ford
I watched his funeral in the Capitol yesterday and was moved by the simplicity of it all. Unlike the Regan funeral which was all show, the Ford funeral was dignified and filled with sincere sorrow.
I am not a fan of the Republicans, but Gerald Ford is one Republican I will always admire for his intregity and his ability to do the right thing, no matter what the personal cost.
Where have the values like that gone? Why are we now seeing politicians who are more interested in the glory they can heap upon themselves than the job they were elected to do?
Gerald R. Ford was an average man. He worked for what he had, not relying on the wealth of his parents to get him anything. He therefore valued his education, and his chances to make something of himself in this life. He knew what it was like to be a regular American, and what a responsibility it was to lead them. I mourn his passing.
If the Republicans ever find another man who measures up to the likes of Gerald R. Ford, and the Democrats have no one of equal or better measure I would vote Republican.