Wednesday, January 03, 2007
The maudlin nonsense continues to flow in connection with Gerald Ford's funeral. Columnist Mike Barnicle was all over MSNBC today telling what he called a revealing anecdote about Ford. Dining with House Speaker Tip O'Neill shortly after assuming the presidency, Ford said that his new higher salary would do wonders for his pension. Barnicle says this shows Ford to be a "grounded" regular guy. I suspect that had Richard Nixon said that, Barnicle would be saying that it showed Nixon to be the greedy bastard we always knew him to be.