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Politics and Humor…but I repeat myself

President Gerald Ford 1913-2006

“Gerald Ford and I came from different sides of the aisle, but we forged a wonderful friendship as we served Michigan together in the House of Representatives. When his nation called on him to serve his country … he rose up and held the country together. It will certainly be his legacy. I will remember him fondly and I will miss him dearly.”

— U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn.

“President Ford was a great man, a great leader and perhaps Michigan’s greatest son. He served his country with distinction for his entire adult life. He will be remembered as a president who kept America together during one if its greatest crises. He and his wife Betty have demonstrated great courage and the highest values throughout their lives. He will be missed.”

— Jane Abraham, co-chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party.

“He became president of the United States during a trying time and immediately began the difficult process of healing a nation torn apart by scandal. He will be remembered for leading with integrity and character. He brought West Michigan values with him to Washington and maintained them throughout his rise from congressman … to vice president and president.”

— U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland.

“President Ford made Michigan proud as he led our nation through one of the most challenging times in our history. Our prayers go out to his family.”

— U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.

“When one reflects upon President Gerald Ford, the first things that come to mind are honesty, integrity, an ability to rise above when the going got tough — never losing sight of his faith, family and his beloved roots of Southwest Michigan. … He is a Michigan original, and folks throughout the state saw the ordinary man become extraordinary … but he was always our native son.”

— U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph.




December 27, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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