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Chevy Chase Remembers President Ford

Power Line posted this and I want to pass it along. Chevy Chase wrote a really sweet op-ed column about his friendship with former President Ford. Here's a snippet:

Seated at a small table set for four in a simple dining room also containing a somewhat complicated videotape recorder and TV set were the former commander in chief and I making friendly small talk before lunch was brought in. And on all fours, literally on their hands and knees in front of the bulky and confusing tape machine, were Mrs. Ford and Jayni trying their best to figure out the wiring of the playback machine and the way the whole system worked, so we could watch the screen tests. Noting the effort the ladies were putting into getting the VCR to work, I suggested to Mr. Ford that perhaps we might help them out.


As I began to stand up from my chair, he took gentle hold of my arm, sat me back down and said: "No, no, Chevy. Don't even think about it. I'll probably get electrocuted, and you'll be picked up and arrested for murder."

Read all of it.


Comments (3)

I might feel all warm and f... (Below threshold)

I might feel all warm and fuzzy about it, if I had not read a Dec. 29 Reuters report: "Ford didn't make his career, actor Chase says."

Said Chase then: "The man who 'made my career' did not do 'Fletch,' did not do 'Caddyshack,' did not write for the 'Smothers Brothers' before he wrote for 'Saturday Night Live,' did not write for 12 years before that and win Writers Guild awards."

And Chase said this: "He did not make my career. If anything, I took his career and put it in the dumper because I did not want him to be president of this country, that's the way it really should be written."

Mind you, this is 26 years after the man's presidency ended, several years after the Chases and the Fords became friends, and a few days after Ford died.

Chevy who?... (Below threshold)
epador:

Chevy who?

I despise all these people ... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

I despise all these people who love others only when they die.

I'll revere Chase after he's gone too.




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