I was just over at Sista's site, and she has posted about her interest in Presidential history. She's really looking forward to the State Funeral of President Ford and all of the ceremonial activity that it will entail.
Being the history and news buff that I am, I would love to be glued to the television myself to watch as our ex-Presidents and leaders come together for this event. These kinds of occasions are always interesting because for a few brief hours, everyone is focused on the Presidency as an institution and the man who had that privilege bestowed upon them...and not so much on all of our differences.
This is why I was somewhat disappointed that Bob Woodward chose today to "out" his interview with Ford where he stated his opinions on Bush and the war. It has added somewhat of a cloud to the whole thing for me. It isn't that I disagree with Ford in the least. Perhaps the timing was very intentional on Woodward's part in order to put it out there in the most attention grabbing way possible.
It's just that some things should be sacred. This man should be honored as a former President of the United States of America, not a Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, pro-war or anti-war, and so on. His life is over. He leaves a family to mourn for him. I wish for some things to be left unsaid until after the mourning period has passed. At least until after the State Funeral.