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Jan 3, 2007 6:42 am

Scenes from a State Funeral

There they were, watching as the casket bearing former President Gerald R. Ford was taken to Air Force One for the trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan: former congressmen, former House staffers, current congressmen, and other dignitaries.

Intoned MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews:"They are the foothills of Mount Rushmore."

Gag me with a spoon.

Cross-posted at Free Association.

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David T. Beito - 1/3/2007

This reminds me of one of my favorite presidential jokes (circa 1976).

Question: "Who is Gerald Ford's favorite president?"

Answer: "President Rushmore."