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Welcome to the Asylum. This is a site devoted to politics and current events in America, and around the globe. The THREE lunatics posting here are unabashed conservatives that go after the liberal lies and deceit prevalent in the debate of the day. We'd like to add that the views expressed here do not reflect the views of other inmates, nor were any inmates harmed in the creation of this site.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

They Always Come In Threes

First, it was Frank Stanton who served as the president of CBS. That was the 24th. Then, it was the "Godfather of Soul" himself, James Brown. This evening, it was the man who took over for President Richard Milhouse Nixon after Watergate, Gerald Ford who had many a recent problems with his health. We knew he was not long for this world, but we had no idea that he would go before the end of this year.

From Breitbart:

Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon's scandal- shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America's history, has died, former first lady Betty Ford said Tuesday. He was 93.

"My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that
Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather has passed away at 93 years of age," Mrs. Ford said in a brief statement issued from her husband's office in Rancho Mirage. "His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country."

The statement did not say where or when Ford died or list a cause of death. Ford had battled pneumonia in January 2006 and underwent two heart treatments _ including an angioplasty _ in August at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

He was the longest living president, followed by Ronald Reagan, who also died at 93. Ford had been living at his desert home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., about 130 miles east of Los Angeles.

From Michelle's site:

A CNN commentator says President Ford will be buried at the Ford library and museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan after funeral/memorial services in California, D.C., and lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

It will most definitely not have the pomp and circumstance that President Reagan received after his death, but it is no less important to note that as of this moment, we have only four surviving presidents left alive. Those would be Presidents Carter, Bush (41), Clinton, and Bush (43). It is especially sad to see President Ford go with all the health problems he had. Once he left office, he stayed out of the press's limelight, and with due reason. They savaged him for his pardon of Richard Nixon.

We, at the Asylum, salute President Ford for doing his best after the resignation of President Nixon, and for his poise, professionalism, and respect for the presidents that succeeded him. It has always been speculated that Ford was not happy that President Reagan did not choose him as a running mate during his run at the presidency, and there was always bitterness between the two. I, personally, do not buy that, and President Reagan said as much in his autobiography. There was no animosity between these two people; there was mutal respect.

President Ford was a class-act, and God rest his soul. God-speed, President Ford, on your journay to be in God's light and arms. Rest in peace, finally.



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