Breaking News >> Former First Lady Betty Ford (1918-2011)

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  1. jdcnow

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    From ABC News...

    RIP, Mrs. Ford. And thank you for the vital difference you single-handedly made in this life.
     
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    A total class act. RIP.
     
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    Great lady. Very progressive thinker. RIP
     
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    She was a great First Lady who will be missed. RIP
     
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    Very sad news indeed.
     
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    How very sad. i had no idea she was such a moving force in the world. wish there were more like her. thank, Betty Ford, you've earned a good rest.
     
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    Kind of the end of an era. Back in the Ford's days, Republicans and Democrats were still friends. They'd be drummed out of the party these days. Mrs. Ford was an feminist, a ardent supporter of the ERA, pro-choice (as was Jerry), a cancer survivor who raised awareness of breast cancer at a time when it was just not talked about, and a recovered addict who went on to found one of the premier treatment centers in the US.

    Interestingly, Rosalynn Carter will deliver the eulogy.


    On a side note, the scum from the Westboro Bapist Church plan on picketing the service.
     
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