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    President Gerald Ford passes away

    Going to go find a link.........ABC just announced it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheko1
    Going to go find a link.........ABC just announced it
    Just saw that.. wow. RIP .

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    Former President Gerald Ford Dies

    CBS News Interactive: About Gerald Ford

    (AP) LOS ANGELES 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, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93.

    Details on his death Tuesday were not immediately available.

    Ford had battled pneumonia in January 2006 and underwent two heart treatments -- including an angioplasty -- in August at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

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    I always thought he was a good and decent man. Rest in peace, Mr. President.

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    Yes, may he rest in peace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maral
    I always thought he was a good and decent man. Rest in peace, Mr. President.
    Agreed Maral.

    ETA:My sister's dh served as his general counsel in the White House. My BIL is particularly saddened by this news.
    Last edited by JBean; 12-27-2006 at 11:54 AM.

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    Anderson Cooper is covering this now on CNN

    VB

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    While I am a Democrat - I too always liked President and Mrs. Ford. They seemed to have a good understanding of what "we the People" were all about. They didn't hide their faults such as Mrs. Ford's addiction and because of her the Betty Ford Center has become world renowned.

    RIP Mr. President.

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    RIP Mr. President and God Bless Mrs. Ford.

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    How sad He's the first president that I can really remember...
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    Rest in peace, President Ford. Thank you for your service to our country.

    Thank you to the entire Ford family for their transparency regarding Betty's alcoholism. Their willingness to share their experiences has helped untold numbers of alcoholics and their friends and loved ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheko1
    Former President Gerald Ford Dies
    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, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93.

    Details on his death Tuesday were not immediately available.

    Ford had battled pneumonia in January 2006 and underwent two heart treatments -- including an angioplasty -- in August at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
    Why are they calling him the only unelected president in history? What about the successors of assassinated presidents like Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson?

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    He was one of the "good guys". RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Belief
    He was one of the "good guys". RIP
    Yes, what BB said...Seems to have been an honorable gentleman. Where are all the candidates like that today??? President Ford - rest in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    Why are they calling him the only unelected president in history? What about the successors of assassinated presidents like Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson?
    The way I see it, they were elected vice-president where Gerald Ford was never elected as vice-president. The vice-president is chosen with the understanding that if something happened to the president then whoever is elected vice-president will succeed.

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