R.I.P. Gerald Ford

As everyone probably knows, former president Gerald Ford died today. Although he made a few bad decisions and I don’t agree with all of his policies, I respect him. Ford was a decent man, open and honest. Contrast that with Nixon or Bush’s secrecy and paranoia.

In an interview, Ford said he never wanted to be President. That’s what made him a good president. He wasn’t power-hungry and avoided partisan politics. Unlike many recent presidents, he always tried to do the right thing for the country (even if it was a bad decision) rather than benefiting himself or his party. We need someone like that now to heal the damage Bush caused.

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