Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thirty-eighth President: Gerald R. Ford - 3 comments



Gerald Ford not only wasn't elected President - he wasn't elected to any national office at all! After Spiro Agnew abdicated the Veep position - and then pleaded guilty to tax evasion - Ford was chosen as his replacement. Then Nixon resigned in the wake of Watergate, and Ford began his unlikely administration.

3 Comments:

Blogger matt kirkland said...

Attentive readers will notice a gross inaccuracy in my post here: technically no vice president (even Spiro) is "elected." The president is elected and the VP is appointed by the president (and therefore can be fired by the president).

August 7, 2008 at 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude... Damn. I'm not attentive. I like how he got right on in there though...election or no!

I thought Ford was the 1st president of my lifetime... but I guess he's just the first one I remember. Nixon started me out.

August 11, 2008 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Bring on Jimmy Carter!

August 27, 2008 at 5:14 PM  

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