I remember that John Denver song, the full text of which is:
"This is the ballad of Gerald R. Ford,
And all the things he's done."
Now take a look at Paul Constant's article from The Stranger:
"What Gerald Ford saved us from was a nation where Richard Nixon went to jail or committed suicide, a nation where politicians would have to face real legal consequences for their actions, a nation where politicians are responsible for the people under them, and to the people who voted for them. What Gerald Goddamned Ford gave to America is the wave of cynicism that has dominated politics and ensured wave after wave of ever-worsening Republican presidents, preying on our basest fears."