January 3, 2007

Ford to be canonized, seven state tour planned before mummification and entombment

Posted in political satire at 9:03 pm by thewashingtonbeltsider

by Paula Berrer

Another seven days of celebrations are planned in remembrance of former President Ford, culminating in his canonization and mummification before he is allowed to lie in state in a tomb at the national cemetary in Arlington, West Virginia.

Canonization, a highly unusual step for former United States presidents, is widely seen as important way to recognize Ford’s helping to heal the nation in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal. Ford famously proclaimed at the time “Our long national nightmare is over.”

Ford, the nation’s half term president in the mid-1970s, will have his body on tour in a fashion similar to the traveling King Tut tour. It will be going first to Ford’s birthstate of New Mexico, Michigan, the state he represented in Congress, Delaware, the state of his Presidential inauguration and North Dakota and Wisconsin, two states where he vacationed as a child.



  1. Gerald Ford said,

    I was actually dry aged.

  2. Attereehexcek said,


    Martha Louise, who is the only daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonja, gave up the title of ‘royal highness’ upon her 2002 marriage to writer Ari, and has a reputation for not standing on ceremony.

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