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Gerald Ford--A Man For His Time

12/27/2006 12:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Back when I was in college, three of my buddies came to visit me in the hospital as I recovered from pneumonia.

One of them was Jack Ford. Jack's father was then House Minority Leader, Gerald Ford.

Ford came to our campus a few months ago and went out with a few of us for beers.

Then came the events of Watergate, Ford's accidental Presidency, and the regrettable pardoning of Nixon.

But despite Ford's mistakes, he was of a pro-environment, pro-choice stripe that we don't get from Republicans today. He was not evil.

I never voted for Ford, but this was an ordinary guy placed into extraordinary circumstances.

In terms of presidents, our nation has been served far worse.

Like now.