Friday, October 28, 2005

Recap Of Congressman Ford's Appearance On Thursday's Fox and Friends

Thursday morning Congressman Harold Ford Jr. appeared on Fox's Fox and Friends.

For all those who don't know, Fox and Friends host E.D. Hill has a new book out in which she features Congressman Ford. The book, which is entitled "Going Places," details how some of America's brightest stars got their start in life.

On the show, Ford told one of the more remarkable stories about his life, which is included in the book. The story he told was about when he was in high school on the cross country/track team.

One day he and his team were running a trail in which 3/4 of the trail was obscure to the coach, whose name was Skip Grant. Ford said that when it came to the last 1/4 of the trail that the coach could see, he would run as hard as he could. His coach took notice and confronted Ford one day. He told him to run hard even when no one is looking. Ford said from that moment forward, everything changed for him and that he has really applied that mantra everywhere in life.

Ford then went on to talk about the nomination of Harriet Miers. He said we would have to wait and see about her nomination. He said it is clear that there is some resistance to her nomination, mostly coming form the President's own supporters. He added, we will just have to wait and see what happens. (This interview was conducted before the news of Miers pulling her nomination came about)

In the case of Karl Rove and Scooter Libby, Ford again said we are going to have to wait to see. He did say that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and that mantra doesn't even apply yet because no one has been charged. Ford added that they will have the opportunity defend themselves and that those in Washington D.C. should stay focused on their work and jobs.

More: I actually went to a bookstore today and found a copy of Hill's new book which features Congressman Ford and read the part about him. It is a very good read. What he says in the book is really inspiring, so I recommend everyone to read it!