July 9th, 2011

mourning

Betty Ford (1922-2011)

Like her husband, Betty Ford was a good person who seemed even better in comparison to those around her. My lasting symbolic image of her comes from the 1992 Republican convention. The Republicans had finally deigned to notice AIDS and invited an "innocent" victim, Mary Fisher, to address them. Fisher reported that Betty Ford was the only person she saw there with a red AIDS ribbon