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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:38 PM
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Bush will deliver a eulogy at the Ford funeral tomorrow
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 01:38 PM by undeterred
I suppose that's supposed to be an honor.

http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2007/1/1/ford_funeral.html

"I was so wasted during the Ford Administration that I can't remember anything, but here's what they tole me to say..."
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:40 PM
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1. Of all the people to deliver the eulogy.......
Why THAT blundering blathering incompetent idiot????? Khrist....
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:00 PM
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2. Bet we'll hear a lot about that pardon stuff being good for the country's healing.
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 02:00 PM by 54anickel
We'll hear more on the virtues of pardons than about Ford. Subtle, round about ways - they are planting the seed so when/if things go awry for them the country will easily accept, if not scream for pardons.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:27 PM
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7. Cheney's Eulogy - extols the pardon
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/12/20061230-1.html

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This President's hardest decision was also among his first. And in September of 1974, Gerald Ford was almost alone in understanding that there can be no healing without pardon. The consensus holds that this decision cost him an election. That is very likely so. The criticism was fierce. But President Ford had larger concerns at heart. And it is far from the worst fate that a man should be remembered for his capacity to forgive.

In politics it can take a generation or more for a matter to settle, for tempers to cool. The distance of time has clarified many things about President Gerald Ford. And now death has done its part to reveal this man and the President for what he was.

He was not just a cheerful and pleasant man -- although these virtues are rare enough at the commanding heights. He was not just a nice guy, the next-door neighbor whose luck landed him in the White House. It was this man, Gerald R. Ford, who led our republic safely through a crisis that could have turned to catastrophe. We will never know what further unravelings, what greater malevolence might have come in that time of furies turned loose and hearts turned cold. But we do know this: America was spared the worst. And this was the doing of an American President. For all the grief that never came, for all the wounds that were never inflicted, the people of the United States will forever stand in debt to the good man and faithful servant we mourn tonight.

Thinking on all this, we are only more acutely aware of a time in our lives and of its end. And we can be certain that Gerald Ford would now ask only that we remember his wife. Betty, the President was not a hard man to read, and to his friends nothing was more obvious than the source of his great happiness. It was you. And all the good that you shared, Betty, all the good that you did together, has not gone away. All of that is forever.

There is a time to every purpose under Heaven. In the years of Gerald Rudolph Ford, it was a time to heal....
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:00 PM
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3. Well Then, I Can't Possibly Watch
now. Thanks for the warning.
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michaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:01 PM
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4. He couldn't be bothered to attend any of the other funeral functions
So why bother to make it for this? Guess to put on a big show.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:03 PM
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5. He's the Yulogizer.
:shrug:
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:39 PM
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6. Well, that's one way to ruin a perfectly good funeral.
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