Attacking Betty Ford: Classless

by jhwygirl

Caught this one via Pogie at Intelligent Discontent, with his weekly blog roundup – Polymontana, one of conservative Montana’s blogs has a post up from calling Betty Ford a “RINO feminist”. This is one day after her death, mind you.

Staying class, I see.

I’m just a tad too young to remember Betty’s impact specifically, but what I do know is that woman was brave and refreshingly honest and real and without judgement in a position that isn’t really conducive to being brave and honest and real and without judgement.

It dawned on me as I watched the evening news that, given my propensity to throw the word “hypocrite” around a lot, that Betty Ford was as far from being associated with hypocrisy as someone in the political world can get.

It seems to me that First Lady Betty Fork knew that people were real and with imperfections. She supported a woman’s right to choose, and from what I saw on some newsclips, she marched in Equal Rights Amendment marches.

Thank you Betty Ford!

Godspeed to that strong outspoken classy former First Lady. May there be a parade in her honor when she hits those pearly gates.

  1. Steve W

    Betty Ford made it possible for Amy Winehouse to write the song “Rehab.”

    Well, sort of.

    Actually she made it socially acceptable for people to acknowledge they had a problem with substance abuse and to seek treatment.

    That is no small thing.

  2. Pronghorn

    Betty was awesome. She was real. Calling her a RINO feminist is probably a compliment, given the shallow, entirely ideological Republican women of today (I’m thinking Palin and Bachmann, not Snow and Collins). I still have my big green & white ERA YES button from that era and will dust it off in tribute to Betty. Thanks for the tribute.

    Another nice one here

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