Monday, October 29, 2007

New Ford Book:

Dead Men DO Tell Tales

Bill Clinton let sex interfere in the carrying out of his Presidential duties? Others, including departed ex-president Gerald Ford, took notice of it? And this is news?

Marketing types at book publishing houses have to drum up business and reporters have to report on something. So Bill Clinton's habits are back in the news. Ford not only had thoughts on Bill Clinton's sex addiction, but also on dumping Dick Cheney. More about Ford's musings from the New York Daily News:
Gerald Ford was disturbed by Bill Clinton's skirt-chasing ways - and thought he should check into a sex addiction clinic.

A new book on the late 38th President reveals he had strong views about the Clintons: He thought Hillary wore the pants and that Bill couldn't keep his zipped.

"He's sick - he's got an addiction. He needs treatment," Ford told Daily News Washington Bureau Chief Thomas M. DeFrank, author of "Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford."

Also weighing in on the subject was CNN, which had obtained an advance copy of "Write It When I'm Gone," and interviewed author Thomas DeFrank. More from CNN:
Ford privately gave New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton high marks, saying she was "tougher and stronger" than her husband, who Ford said he had mixed feelings about, DeFrank said.

While Ford thought Bill Clinton was the best pure politician he had ever seen, he felt Clinton needed therapy for sex addiction.

"He thought Bill Clinton had a serious addiction here and he needed help," DeFrank told CNN. "And Jerry Ford didn't have a vengeful bone in his body. I think his comments about the addiction business were heartfelt on his part."
One suspects the thought might have occurred to more than just Ford. Ford then voiced his concern on Vice-President Dick Cheney.
Former President Gerald Ford suggested to a reporter in 2004 that Vice President Dick Cheney should be dumped from the Republican ticket, according to a new book to be published Tuesday.

Ford preferred former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani because he feared Cheney had become a "liability" to President Bush, according to the book's author.
Somewhere in the New York Times building, a lightbulb goes on over the head of a certain columnist.
Ford revealed that people within the Republican party had called him inquiring if there was a move afoot to dump Cheney from the ticket.

"Ford said to me, 'And they asked me the question in a way that makes it sound like they want me to help make that happen, which I'm not gonna do,'" DeFrank recalled Ford telling him.

"Ford loved Dick Cheney till the day he died. He loved Dick Cheney. And he was not going to be part of a cabal to get rid of Cheney."
Pictures of Maureen Dowd jumping up-and-down in glee while trying to pen her next Evil Dick Cheney column could not be obtained. The book is sure to be worth another thread in the web Dowd continuously weaves in her attempts to snare the despicable, despisable, detestable, disgusting Dick Cheney.

Gerald Ford had a lot of opinions, it seemed. Ones he wanted told after he was gone. And they say: Dead men tell no tales?

by Mondoreb


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