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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Where Gerald Ford Went Wrong

The eulogies for Gerald Ford have been filled with glowing tributes to a self-effacing Midwesterner who helped the nation bind its wounds after Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal and the U.S. defeat in Vietnam.

But Ford's two-plus years in the White House can be divided into two parts, an early reform period that tried to rein in the imperial presidency and a second half in which political pressures forced Ford to reverse course -- and begin the comeback for the all-powerful executive.

To read this special report on how and why Gerald Ford's presidency changed direction, go to Consortiumnews.com.

2 comment(s):

happy new years to ya , sister!

By Anonymous scout, at 3:01 AM  

thanks, and same to you sis!!

By Blogger Annamarie, at 7:06 PM  

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