The Washington Post had a touching memorial to Ford and his Party (not the GOP of today).   He wasn’t the President for very long, but I’ve always liked Gerald Ford, and his politics.  I’m not much of a cynic when it comes to the Nixon pardon.  I think it was the right thing to do.  I find myself agreeing with this article more often than not.  (The article is below–edited with the sections that I thought were important)