Well, the pendulum seems to have swung, and instead of hearing about how Ford guided us through tough times and how he was a model ex-President and how his loss will be felt everywhere, we’re hearing about how he was against the war in Iraq and how his friendship with Richard Nixon influenced his decision to pardon him.
Maybe, if we’re lucky, the media’s frenzy to make political points will die down in time for the funeral. Doesn’t seem likely, though.
Anyway, here are a couple of interesting stories:
How Lieutenant Ford Saved His Ship: More information about Ford’s close call during the typhoon of December 1944 while serving aboard the USS Monterey.
Gerald R. Ford Played Basketball With My Uncle Bill: Jim Dunnigan of Strategy Page writes how his uncle played hoops against Ford in the elevator well of the Monterey. Maybe he’s in the picture I posted on Wednesday?
And some additonal Ford pictures, including a couple from during his Navy career.