Ford’s legacy

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

In an oth­er­wise slow hol­i­day news pe­riod, now the me­dia are breath­lessly re­lat­ing how Pres­i­den­tFord­wasagain­st­theIraqwar.Upon closerex­am­i­na­tion­it­proves­the­fun­ni­est­story oftheyear:quotin­gadead­man­thatthe­lib­eral me­dia mocked his whole time as pres­i­dent, a man­n­ev­erevenon­ce­elect­ed­vi­cepres­i­den­tor pres­i­dent, that we now are sup­posed to treat his com­ments with se­ri­ous con­cern.

More­over, since dead men and those near dead tell no tales — ex­cept to Bob Wood­ward, a re­porter Ford or CIA Di­rec­tor Casey wouldn’t give the time of day when they were in full con­trol of their fac­ul­ties — fur­ther in­sults our intelligence.Specif­i­cally,thatwe­can­not­seethis for what it is, an­other op­por­tu­nity for the lib­eral me­dia to seize upon Mr. Ford’s high-profile mo­ment to fur­ther smear Mr. Bush. Tony DeAn­ge­lis Vil­las, New Jer­sey

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