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Putting The Ford In Stafford

Posted by Lauren Michaels | Posted in Congress, political trivia | Posted on 28-12-2006

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As fate would have it, both Gerald Ford and former Vermont Senator Robert Stafford died within days of each other.  What links the two, other than fierce Republican moderatism?  We go to Lee Annis — esteemed poly sci professor at Montgomery College, the world’s foremost expert in all things Howard Baker, and a spirited duelist in Extreme Trivia clashes — for the answer.   Turns out, in 1974 when Ford was looking for potential VP names, Stafford had the chutzpah to recommend himself.

Then again, didn’t Dick Cheney do the same thing?


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