This article from 2011 about Betty Ford is one reason why she and her husband should be the role models for the party today not Palin and Cruz with their tea party fans. He was fiscal conservative, social liberal. She did more good for all of us then any other first lady except Hillary. She brought out of the closet breast cancer and drug/alcohol addiction. They both championed gay rights and she abortion. The Fords were from the line of republicans of Lincoln and Ike. A party where they believed in WE THE PEOPLE meaning they knew and believed they were there for all not just their voters. These folks were republicans. I miss these republicans. Nation was better off. To me calling Palin, Cruz as republicans is defacating on their memory and work. Thats why I call them repugs, they are not republicans.