December 27, 2006

Ford Dead

Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the United States, died tonight at the age of 93. Of course, he was distinguished public servent for many decades, who helped restore integrity to the presidency after Watergate. But since I was born after he left office, all I'm thinking about right now is this SNL sketch from 1996, with Tom Brokaw pre-recording every possible news event before his vacation, including all the possible causes of death for Ford.

Yes, I know I keep referring to SNL parodies whenever celebrities from the '70s pass away. But you just know that everyone for the next few days is going to keep referring to Chevy Chase and the Christmas tree.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 27, 2006 12:37 AM


Posted by: Dan at December 28, 2006 01:25 PM
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