I was saddened today to learn of the death of former First Lady Betty Ford.
She and her husband, the former president, served this country with honor and they, as a couple, were what this country needed after the nightmare of Richard Nixon.
They are also the best example I have ever seen of what use to be right with the republican party.
They might not have agreed with you, and they would advance their position on the issue with class and a good argument to back up their position.
They never made it personal.
Like Jim Holshouser and Jim Martin, our two GOP Governors in my lifetime, President and Mrs. Ford would have never been able to serve this nation in the day of Norquest and Beck and Bachmann.
It is sad to see what has happened to the Republican party in the last 30 years and to think people of their level of honor and service have been replaced by the likes of Palin.
Rest in peace Mrs. Ford, patriot and servant of mankind.