Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

So funny because it's so true...

This morning's news is focusing on the passing of former President Gerald Ford. Most of what would otherwise be getting plenty of coverage is being pushed out of the way. I was amused that one of the several dozen small blurbs that have come over the wire noted that Ford had a reputation as a bumbler thanks to SNL skits and a few well-publicized minor mishaps, but he was in fact an athlete. Ford was a star of two national champion football teams at Michigan, in 1932 and 1933.

Ford goes in the history books with two distinctions; he's the only person ever to hold the offices of vice president and president without being elected to either, and he was the longest-living former president, dying at 93, a hair older than President Reagan was when he died.

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