Chevy Chase remembers Gerald Ford; Update: Called Ford "totally compassionless" in 1976

Could a man with “Oh Heavenly Dog” on his resume really be capable of a fond, affecting presidential eulogy?

Sure, why not?

Update: Ed Driscoll notes that Chase wasn’t always this magnanimous towards Ford.

Nessen eventually concluded that Saturday Night had in fact been out to get him. He was helped to that conclusion when Chevy Chase, who’d got along so well with Ford at the correspondents’ dinner, started excoriating the President in interviews, calling him “a totally compassionless man” whose eyes were so empty that looking into them “was like looking into the eyes of 50 milligrams of Valium.”