U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and former First Golfer - R.I.P.
Like most Americans, I admit to mixed feelings about the late President Ford. Not exactly armed with what you’d call a vibrant personality, he seemed to be a solid and decent First Citizen. As he inherited the mother of all horrible political situations – Watergate - that is likely what the country needed most at the time.
Ford was not elected to either of the 2 highest offices in the land. He was appointed, basically, to the Vice Presidency, then the Presidency so I don’t really feel a connection, plus or minus, to the guy. But most damning in my eyes was his participation on the Warren Commission. They published that ridiculous tome on the theory of a lone gunman in the assassination of President Kennedy. What a travesty that he would endorse the Magic Bullet theory.
On the plus side, Ford brought into the White House a drunk as First Lady, the delightful Betty Ford. We are better as a nation for knowing her & her struggles. And I appreciate that he was always a supporter of golf, at a time when it was not nearly as popular as it is today.
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