Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The old days of old-fashioned bipartisanship

In his eulogy for late President Gerald Ford today, former President Jimmy Carter said he, Anwar Sadat and Mencham Begin made one phone call on the helicopter ride to the White House after the historic Camp David Accords were struck.

They called Ford, who had set the groundwork for the peace treaty.

Carter also said Ford was given monthly briefings about the state of the union and that the two always had lunch together whenever Ford returned to the Washington area.

By contrast, President Reagan never once invited Carter and his wife to the White House after he took over, noted Andrea Mitchell of NBC.

Can't we all just get along? Guess not.

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