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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Aug 8, 2014, 09:27 PM

7. It is even worse than that:

 

"Ford appointed Rumsfeld his chief of staff when he took office after Nixon's resignation in 1974. The next year, when he made the 42-year-old Rumsfeld the youngest secretary of defense in the nation's history, he named 34-year-old Dick Cheney his chief of staff, also the youngest ever.

Those two Ford appointees worked together ever since. The Bush White House assertion of unchecked presidential power stems from the lessons they drew from their experience of working for the weakest president in recent American history. "For Dick and Don," Harold Meyerson wrote in The American Prospect last July, "the frustrations of the Ford years have been compensated for by the abuses of the Bush years."

Ford also named a new head of the CIA a former Texas congressman named George H. W. Bush. Thus you could also credit also Ford with launching the Bush dynasty.


Those bad pennies just kept showing up, didn't they?

And yet another reason (beyond the pre-emptive pardon of Nixon) to despise the supposedly innocuous Ford.

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