The Mod Squad: Rummy, Jerry & Dick's '70s Style
We've long argued that the only non-Chevy Chase-related legacy of Ford's temp-worker presidency was the evil he unleashed upon the world in the form of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, a pair of nobody White House factotums who were suddenly elevated to ridiculous levels of power, which they would manage to cling to and abuse for an entire awful generation.
The LA Times has come around to our view: "Ford's most enduring legacy, some have argued, is the people he brought into power, including Donald H. Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Brent Scowcroft and James A. Baker III." Scowcroft and Baker, of course, were Poppy's men. So Ford can also be blamed for setting up the takeover of the Reagan White House by Baker and GHWB.
Anyway, dig the crazy clothes! This was a year or two before "Star Wars" was released, so they didn't know what kind of uniforms and masks and capes they were supposed to be wearing.
He led by listening [LA Times]