Wednesday, December 27, 2006

U.S. National Nightmare Continues

With the death of President Ford the current White House occupant had this to say:

"President Ford was a great American who gave many years of dedicated service to our country. On August 9, 1974, after a long career in the House of Representatives and service as Vice President, he assumed the Presidency in an hour of national turmoil and division. With his quiet integrity, common sense, and kind instincts, President Ford helped heal our land and restore public confidence in the Presidency."

-President George W. Bush

If only America's White House had one of these:

"I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our Government but civilization itself. ... In all my public and private acts as your President, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end. My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over."

- President Gerald R. Ford, upon taking the oath of office following the resignation of Richard Nixon. Ford passed away this week at the age of 93. (Source: American Rhetoric)

"You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it."

-Art Buchwald

No comments: