Recovered from the Wayback Machine.
I can’t say that I’m a fan of either Gerald Ford or James Brown, but in the end I don’t think either gentleman got the credit they deserve for their contributions in life.
Gerald Ford will go down in history as the man who pardoned Nixon, but oddly enough I remember him most for his quirky sense of humor and ability to laugh at himself every time he tripped.
James Brown, the godfather of soul, but also a troubled man too involved with drugs, and too little control over his anger.
They both gave it their best shot, and did more than most, and I can’t think of a better epitaph than that.