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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:22 PM
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Bill Bennet asks Gerald Ford to "show a little more decency"
Sorry about the source, but this is just too rich.

The Decent Thing

Since "decency" seems to be the watchword of the day and the consensus modifier for Jerry Ford (a view with which I generally concur), may I nevertheless be permitted to ask this: just how decent, how courageous, is what Jerry Ford did with Bob Woodward? He slams Bush & Cheney to Woodward in 2004, but asks Woodward not to print the interview until he's dead. If he felt so strongly about his words having a derogatory affect, how about telling Woodward not to run the interview until after Bush & Cheney are out of office? The effect of what Ford did is to protect himself, ensuring he can't be asked by others about his critiques, ensuring that there can be no dialogue. The way Ford does it with Woodward, he doesn't have to defend himself...he simply drops it into Bob Woodward's tape recorder and let's the bomb go off when fully out of range, himself. This is not courage, this is not decent. The manly or more decent options are these: 1. Say it to Bush's or Cheney's face and allow them and us to engage the point while you're around, or 2. Far more decently, say nothing critical of Bush will be on the record until his presidency is over. There's a 3. Don't say anything critical of George Bush to Bob Woodward at all.
You're a former President Mr. Ford, show a little more decency to the incumbent who is in a very, very tough place and trying to do the right may recall those days and positions yourself.
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ray of light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:26 PM
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1. The guy knows what happens to people who crosses them.
That's one explanation. (ie. Jessely Radack or Richard Clarke, etc...)


He was protecting his friends and his own back. He didn't want to hurt his friends or the party at the expense of lives. I use to respect Ford. Now, I'm sorry, but I can't.

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:29 PM
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2. That is beyond hilarious!
I assume this cowpie of "wisdom" was dropped by THAT Bill Bennett -- the fat slob who can't stay away from the casinos and thinks the crime rate would be reduced if more black women had abortions -- the guy who just can't restrain himself from preaching morals and decency to other people.

How indecent of Ford, he says, to disagree with Bush and then have the goddamn nerve to go and DIE! How could he?!?

Bennett has no clue what a caricature he is.
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rusty_parts2001 Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:19 PM
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3. Is he off his leash?
Must have escaped from the dominatrix in Vegas (sigh).
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adnelson60087 Donating Member (661 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 05:10 PM
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4. Gerald Ford was EASILY the most decent Republican President in the past
Edited on Sun Dec-31-06 05:11 PM by adnelson60087
40 yrs, and having this Piece of Crap Bennett try to call him out is simply ludicrous. I do think his decency may have worked against the Country however, as he should have voiced these concerns in the 2004 election cycle, much as President Carter did. Still, the-ever-hypocritical-Bennett will always make me wonder why anyone listens to this guy. As for Bush, he should have had the decency to resign from office when no WMD were found in Iraq, and the bombing of innocents via "Shock and Awe".
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