Ford Best Known For Short-Lived Chevy Chase Gag
All presidents -- even temporary appointed presidents -- leave a rich legacy to history or whatever. Ronald Reagan left that nice little airport he built, Bill Clinton somehow caused 9/11, and of course Thomas Jefferson fathered black children.
Is Gerald Ford's legacy a) Dope who pardoned Nixon, b) Guy who set Cheney & Rumsfeld loose on the world, or c) Whip Inflation Now? Obviously it's d) Chevy Chase gag from 1975-76 when SNL had about nine viewers, including Franken & Davis. This makes Ford the first president, pretend or otherwise, to be eulogized in the Main Stream Media by a coke-addled Not Ready For Prime-Time Player.
"He had never been elected period, so I never felt that he deserved to be there to begin with," Chase reminisced today. "That was just the way I felt then as a young man and as a writer and a liberal." Oh, and Chase said he later met Ford and blah blah nice guy.
Often the target of jokes, Ford laughed right along [Palm Springs Desert Sun]