December 28, 2006

LEGEND? HE WAS BARELY A RUMOR:

Last lunch with a legend (THOMAS M. DeFRANK, 12/28/06, NY DAILY NEWS)

Thomas DeFrank, the Washington bureau chief for the Daily News, is seen in this 1996 photo talking to Gerald Ford. The men struck up a friendship that lasted three decades. Below, the two chat on Air Force One.

Daily News Washington Bureau Chief Thomas M. DeFrank interviewed Gerald Ford more than three dozen times during the late President's retirement years. He saw Ford in November at his California home and spent more than two hours with him May 11 for this, his final interview.


Posted by Orrin Judd at December 28, 2006 11:31 AM
Comments

Wrong article, but great quote about Somalia's surprise that Ethiopians don't fight by the nutso rules imposed on the west.

“We can’t resist,” said Musa Abdullahi, an 18-year-old Shebab who quit his unit after half his comrades were cut down by Ethiopian helicopter gunships. “We thought this fighting would be like the others. It’s not.”

Posted by: erp at December 28, 2006 11:54 AM

Helicopters are easy prey.

Posted by: oj at December 28, 2006 11:56 AM

And what about the Really Big News that St.Woodward got him to criticize the present President's foreign policies? Some old has-been whose opinions and actions were never considered signficant says something unkind about his successors is not news unless constantly you need your worldview validated by everyone else. How pathetically childish the Left has become.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 28, 2006 12:01 PM

One can imagine the rest: "We hide behind children, hide in houses and mosques, and yet they still shoot back. Infidels!"

Posted by: Gideon at December 28, 2006 12:06 PM

Hey wait; his opinions were considered relevant in and around Grand Rapids in the 50s and 60s.

Posted by: ed at December 28, 2006 4:05 PM

Hey wait; his opinions were considered relevant in and around Grand Rapids in the 50s and 60s.

Posted by: ed at December 28, 2006 4:06 PM

Judging by the steady flow of people and the memorial tributes left at the Ford Presidential Museum over the past 48 hours, his opinions still matter in and around Grand Rapids today.

Posted by: Dave W at December 28, 2006 10:43 PM
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