Arkan Posted December 13, 2005 Share Posted December 13, 2005 Former president Gerald Ford, that is. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051213/ap_on_..._wh/gerald_ford RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Former President Ford, suffering from "a horrible cold," was in the hospital Tuesday for what his chief of staff called routine medical tests. Ford, 92, was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center late Monday and was expected to be released Wednesday, spokeswoman Penny Circle said from Ford's Rancho Mirage office about 110 miles east of Los Angeles. "He's in for medical tests, routine tests," Circle told The Associated Press by telephone. "He's had a horrible cold and he still hasn't gotten over it." Circle said those tests are scheduled each December. She did not release other details. In January, Ford underwent two days of hospital tests to follow-up on his annual pre-Christmas physical. After the death of Ronald Reagan in June 2004, Ford became the nation's oldest living former president. Ford was House minority leader when President Nixon chose him to replace Vice President Spiro Agnew, who resigned in 1973. Ford became president on Aug. 9, 1974, when Nixon resigned amid the Watergate scandal. I wonder what kind of press recognition he'll get compared to Reagan. He'll probably die within the week. "Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." - Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials "I have also been slowly coming to the realisation that knowledge and happiness are not necessarily coincident, and quite often mutually exclusive" - meta Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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