December 27, 2006, 3:50 pm
“The modern politician is less interested in being a hero than a superstar. Heroes walk alone; stars derive their status from approbation. Heroes are defined by inner values, stars by consensus. When a candidate’s views are forged in focus groups and ratified by television anchorpersons, insecurity and superficiality become congenital. Radicalism replaces liberalism, and populism masquerades as conservatism.”
If anything, Gerald Ford was no superstar. Just what the doctor ordered.
“I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government, but civilization itself.” – Gerald R. Ford, Jr.