I Believed, Said Ford (Not)

The Washington Post finds a way to exploit former President Ford’s death, seeing the story of a decent man’s passing as a way to launch an attack on — of course — the Bush Administration.

The fact that President Ford was a political moderate and not a man generally known for bold strokes is not page one news to anyone whose news sense, and knowledge of recent history, exceeds his political instincts. I wonder if anyone sensible thinks a President Ford would have ordered the invasion of Iraq — either time — so it is hardly should be page one news now that Ford expressed skepticism of the policy over two years ago.

Perhaps because of observations like this and these, the Post published very, very brief excerpts from the interview. That way, we know Woodward was really there…

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