Today The Nation Says GoodBye

Today America says a mournful goodbye…

“A man of highest integrity, his life-long dedication to helping others touched the lives of countless people.” ~Former President Jimmy Carter

“Jerry Ford was, simply put, one of the most decent and capable men I ever met. [He] was the kind of human being who made you proud to call him your friend, and we will miss him very much.” ~Former President George H.W. Bush

“In President Ford, the world saw the best of America — and America found a man whose character and leadership would bring calm and healing to one of the most divisive moments in our nation’s history,” ~ President George W. Bush
I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.  ~Gerald R. Ford

I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.  ~Gerald R. Ford 

I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.  ~Gerald R. Ford

I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone. ~Gerald R. Ford

the full story
http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/03/ford.funeral/index.html

[tags] Gerald Ford, remembrance,quotes [/tags]

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