Friday, July 08, 2011

Betty Ford, 93

Former First Lady, married to Gerald Ford for 58 years. A gracious, intelligent & brave woman. Worked to de-stigmatize mental illness & addiction, at the forefront of raising breast cancer awareness, & an advocate for women's rights. 

Died on the day it was reported that Michele Bachmann signed off on a "pledge" - a "Marriage Vow" that is a jaw-dropping  document of racism, bigotry & ignorance, so outrageous I can't bring myself to write about it.  An insult to memory of Betty Ford.


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