Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Gerald Ford RIP

Gary, one of my compatriots on this blog reminded me that Gerald Ford brought us the WIN button (whip inflation now). The WIN campaign was absolutely fruitless. It took sound monetary policy to beat inflation, but Nixon and Ford exacerbated inflation with price controls and other social economic policies.

But Ford also took some dramatic action relative to the Mayaguez incident. He also had a number of conservatives on staff (just a number) who fully flowered in the Reagan administration.

Some will remind us that he was our first "unelected" president, but he also brought a culmination to the Nixon Calamity. He was mixed bag of a president, but also a gentleman and will be missed.

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