BETTY FORD USED HER POSITION TO HELP OTHERS

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    Jul 12, 2011 4:13 PM GMT
    Boy, its unbelievable how far the Party of Greed has regressed......

    http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20110711-editorial-betty-ford-used-her-position-to-help-others.ece
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    Jul 13, 2011 4:40 AM GMT
    catfish5 saidBoy, its unbelievable how far the Party of Greed has regressed......

    http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20110711-editorial-betty-ford-used-her-position-to-help-others.ece

    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.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 13, 2011 11:30 AM GMT
    Can you IMAGINE if she were in the WhiteHouse today???

    Lobbying for the ERA?

    Pro-choice?

    Sad .... this type of strong - principled woman is effectively put to rest along with the former first lady in the republican party
  • rnch

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    Jul 13, 2011 3:03 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWHY IS THE TITLE OF THIS TOPIC IN ALL CAPS?



    FOR THE SAME REASONS THAT YOU ARE ALLOWED TO REMAIN HERE ON RJ.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 13, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    Neat lady overall. She did well.. very well in talking about her personal issues and how she overcame them and in establishing the Betty Ford Center. Certainly one of the more active first ladies involved in social related concerns.
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    Jul 13, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    catfish5 saidBoy, its unbelievable how far the Party of Greed has regressed......
    ...and the Alzheimer's--impaired Reagan. Who sold us out to the same corporate interests for which he'd been a paid TV spokesman.



    it was during ronnie reagan's (or was it nancy's?) second term in the Presidency that i became disappointed/dissillusioned in/with the GOP party and started distancing myself from them and their increasingly Religious Right controlled platform.

    the GOP of 1978 bears little resemblence to the GOP party of today.