|On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 14:21:06 -0400, "Al Reid"
||> Al Reid asks:
||> >Who, exactly, were the puppeteers that got Gerald Ford elected to the
||> When was Ford elected President?
||He was NEVER elected president.
|Actually, I think that when he was elected Vice President, he *was*
|elected to the presidency. It is not an appointed office. The line
|of succession is quite clear and the electorate should remember that
|they may be, in fact, electing their next president when they make
|their vice presidential choice. "Choice" being a euphemism for
|"Picking the lesser of evils."
Let me clarify my too hastily composed missive. Of course I meant in
Ford's case, "appointed" to the vice presidency, but he was an
"elected" official who was put into that office via a constitutionally
defined process that mandated that he be confirmed by both houses of
Congress, the members of which are elected.
Similar unintended consequences can befall us when we elect the bozos
we do to Congress.