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Gerald Ford admitted to Minnesota's Mayo Clinic for 'testing'
ap on Daily Comet ^ | 8/15/06 | AP

Posted on 08/15/2006 4:39:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Former President Ford was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Tuesday for "testing and evaluation," his office said in a statement.

The statement gave no further details on why the 93-year-old former chief executive went to the clinic.

"No further releases or updates are anticipated prior to early next week," said the statement issued from his office in Beaver Creek, Colo. Ford also has a home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

No other information was released by the clinic.

"I can verify that the statement is correct and I have no other additional information," said John Murphy, the Mayo Clinic spokesman.

A message seeking comment from Ford chief of staff Penny Circle was not immediately returned.

Last month, Ford spent a few days in Colorado's Vail Valley Medical Center because of shortness of breath.

In January he spent 12 days in a Rancho Mirage hospital for treatment of pneumonia.

Ford suffered two small strokes five years ago and spent about a week in a hospital.

He became the nation's oldest living former president after the death of Ronald Reagan in 2004.

Ford was House minority leader when President Nixon chose him to replace the resigned Spiro Agnew as vice president in 1973. Ford became president on Aug. 9, 1974, when Nixon resigned amid the Watergate scandal.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: admitted; geraldford; mayoclinic; minnesota; presidents; testing

1 posted on 08/15/2006 4:39:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

He's 93 for cripes sake! What are they testing him for, crude oil? ;-)


2 posted on 08/15/2006 4:46:15 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank you, Mr. President, for all you did to get us through some trying times.


3 posted on 08/15/2006 4:47:35 PM PDT by ken in texas (come fold with us.... team #36120)
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To: Normal4me
What are they testing him for, crude oil? ;-)

Brain

4 posted on 08/15/2006 4:48:09 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Prayers for Gerald Ford
5 posted on 08/15/2006 4:48:17 PM PDT by al baby
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To: al baby

I guess they told you! What an obnoxious graphic!


6 posted on 08/15/2006 4:49:33 PM PDT by Blogger (http://www.propheteuon.com)
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To: Osage Orange
Pardon but is that really necessary
7 posted on 08/15/2006 4:49:54 PM PDT by al baby
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To: NormsRevenge
At that age I'm surprised there's anything left that hasn't already been tested...

Seriously, he's a good guy who helped bring the country back together. I hope all is well with him.

8 posted on 08/15/2006 4:50:51 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: NormsRevenge

President Ford worked for my father before he decided to run for congress and then to the oval office.

I and my family wish him well.


9 posted on 08/15/2006 4:50:51 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nothing to see here. Ford's just going in for his 100,000 mile tuneup a little early.


10 posted on 08/15/2006 4:50:54 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: Osage Orange

I have a lot of respect for President Ford. He knew when to use his veto pen. He was a sincere, pleasant person. And he was a helluva athlete back in the day.


11 posted on 08/15/2006 4:52:09 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: NormsRevenge

Prayers for President Ford.


12 posted on 08/15/2006 4:52:11 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Praying for Israel)
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To: al baby
CT of brain.....

Is that clearer.....?

13 posted on 08/15/2006 4:52:38 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
See post 13.......

Sorry for confusion.......

14 posted on 08/15/2006 4:53:16 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: NormsRevenge

And you can bet your a$$ that he's got better odds of survival than Fidel...


15 posted on 08/15/2006 4:53:23 PM PDT by verum ago (Proper foreign policy makes loud noises.)
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To: Osage Orange

BUMP


16 posted on 08/15/2006 5:05:10 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: NormsRevenge

Prayers for President Ford and his family. He' one of the good guys.


17 posted on 08/15/2006 5:06:45 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

All very true. He was honest. And the Dems laughed when he fell down the steps of AF1.


18 posted on 08/15/2006 5:08:43 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: Theresawithanh
He wasn't perfect, but none of them ever are. ;-)


19 posted on 08/15/2006 5:09:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Having lived through the Ford administration, with so many things he was known for, it's funny that what I remember most about Gerald Ford was the scene in the movie Beverly Hills Cop II.

The three detectives are in a strip club, and Eddie Murphy lets it be known that the older cop is Gerald Ford ("But don't tell anybody, he's just here to have a good time.")

Of course, soon everybody in the place "knows", and they give the older cop a standing ovation.

I suspect that when president Ford heard about or saw that scene, he probably got a good laugh.


20 posted on 08/15/2006 5:10:36 PM PDT by Popocatapetl
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21 posted on 08/15/2006 5:12:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge

he remains in my prayers


22 posted on 08/15/2006 7:12:06 PM PDT by lunarbicep (Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain)
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