Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A better class of Vice-President

In the various eulogies and encomia to Gerald Ford that I've encountered in the last few days, I've yet to see this: Ford never would have become President if we, the citizens of the United States, had chosen a better Vice President in 1972.

This crook was elected to be a heartbeat from the Presidency not just once - but twice.

Spiro Agnew - 39th Vice President of the United States
If Agnew had been an honest man, he'd have become President of the United States.

If Nixon had lost in '72, Sargeant Shriver, not Agnew, would have become President when George McGovern was forced to resign because of his dirty tricks against the Nixon campaign. It's so much fun to re-write history.

There was no mail Tuesday and no Wall Street - a memorial to President Ford. I wondered how, someday, we'll celebrate the death of George W. who, it has been pointed out repeatedly, has made Nixon (who was not a crook) seem like a much better President.
"People have got to know whether or not their President's a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got." Richard M. Nixon
Including his pardon.

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