Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913 )
If you have not chosen me by secret ballot, neither have I gained office by any secret promises. I have not campaigned either for the Presidency or the Vice Presidency. I have not subscribed to any partisan platform. I am indebted to no man, and only to one womanmy dear wifeas I begin this very difficult job.
President GERALD R. FORD, remarks on taking the oath of office, August 9, 1974.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Gerald R. Ford, 1974, p. 1.