Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Gerald Ford: A Profile in Political Courage

Gerald Ford, upon receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2001:

“. . . The ultimate test of leadership is not the polls you take, but the risks you take. In the short run, some risks prove overwhelming. Political courage can be self-defeating. But the greatest defeat of all would be to live without courage, for that would hardly be living at all.”

He was a special President and a special man.

Quote from: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum

1 comment:

The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

Godspeed, Gerald Ford.