Sunday, December 31, 2006

Farewell to President Ford

Here are some famous quotes from President Gerald Ford . . .

I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.

The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?

Truth is the glue that holds government together.

As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past.

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.

It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

a nice tribute, Jason..
it is quite apparent in these quotes that he had a wit and a bit of wisdom.

I find one especially worth remembering...

6:36 AM  

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