Gerald Ford

In 1976 Gerald Ford attempted to eat a wrapped tamal at a presidential campaign stop in San Antonio, which some people believe cost him the state of Texas. It is known as the Great Tamale Incident.

How a Plate of Tamales May Have Crushed Gerald Ford’s 1976 Presidential Campaign Food on the campaign trail is a minefield for political candidates who have to figure out how to seem relatable enough to try out the local chow while avoiding an embarrassing eating photo. And though not everyone can dive headfirst into a …

In 1976 Gerald Ford attempted to eat a wrapped tamal at a presidential campaign stop in San Antonio, which some people believe cost him the state of Texas. It is known as the Great Tamale Incident. Read More »

When President Gerald Ford wanted to end a conversation in the Oval Office he would signal Liberty, his golden retriever, and she would go to the guest wagging her tail, creating a natural break.

Liberty (dog) Susan, Betty and President Gerald Ford with Liberty and her puppies at the White House in 1975 Honor’s Foxfire Liberty Hume (February 8, 1974 – 1984) (AKC Registration Number SB578950) was the Golden Retriever Presidential pet of Betty Ford and Gerald Ford. Liberty was born February 8, 1974 and given to the president …

When President Gerald Ford wanted to end a conversation in the Oval Office he would signal Liberty, his golden retriever, and she would go to the guest wagging her tail, creating a natural break. Read More »