The passing of former President Gerald R. Ford is another milestone in the distancing of this nation from the Watergate era. "Deep Throat" has been unmasked (and is senile), Nixon is dead and now so is his successor. We are too young to remember the scandal (our parents recall watching the hearings on the television as we crawled around and took our first steps), but we were steeped in its mythologies from the earliest days.
We were taught that the Democrats were the party of Good Government and that they and they alone could strip away Republican cynicism and restore accountability to the presidency. Four years of Bill Clinton demonstrated otherwise.
Our prayers go out to the Ford family. We will also be taking a break from blogging for about a week as we are involved in some of the funeral activities. We haven't been terribly active of late due to the holidays and a desire to get away from the computer and spend time with the Junior Posse Members - a desire made much stronger by our recent serious illness.
However we look forward to returning in January with more commentary and hopefully an uptick in gunblogging.
In the mean time, Sithkitten and perhaps others will hopefully keep the place warm.