catfish5 saidBoy, its unbelievable how far the Party of Greed has regressed......
Yeah, the Fords were decent people. And Betty much smarter than her stumble-bum husband. A refreshing change after the criminal Nixon, but followed by the well-meaning but inept Carter, and the Alzheimer's--impaired Reagan. Who sold us out to the same corporate interests for which he'd been a paid TV spokesman.
But Betty Ford was a gutsy and independent woman. When getting a tour of the Truman Little White House this last weekend, my partner & I were shown the separate bedroom for the First Lady, and the one for the President. Separate because he might be called at any time for a crisis.
And Betty Ford said no, my husband and I sleep together. The first Presidential wife who had ever broken that protocol. And I like her for that. Plus her going public with her breast cancer and mastectomy. And later admitting her own addictions, establishing the Betty Ford Clinic, which has helped thousands.
A great lady, that no doubt the younger generation in the US knows little about. And a far cry from the Republican women we see today.