Politicians Remember Ford

1 decade 3 years 8 months ago Thursday, December 28 2006 Dec 28, 2006 Thursday, December 28, 2006 8:26:27 PM CST December 28, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - Politicians are remembering former President Gerald Ford, who died Tuesday at the age of 93. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said Ford's legacy will be how he stabilized the country at a difficult time. Durbin said Ford did some unpopular things, such as pardoning President Nixon, but Durbin said it was probably the right thing to do to end the Watergate scandal and to heal the country. Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri said he will always be grateful to Ford for restoring integrity and honesty to the presidency. Despite Ford's veto of 60 bills, Bond said Ford always had the best interests of the country in mind.

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