1. What she asked me to talk about after she was gone, was how in the olden days when her husband was minority leader of Congress and my father was majority leader of Congress, that Democrats and Republicans were friends, and that they worked together to get things done," NPR’s Cokie Roberts said. "And I must say, she asked me, she gave me this somewhat daunting assignment five years ago, but it seems incredibly appropriate today and particularly this week as we see what’s going on in Washington right now being very different from what was true then.

    — Dignitaries, Guests Arrive In California For Betty Ford’s Memorial Service : The Two-Way

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