Carol Platt Liebau: What is Jimmy Carter Thinking?

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

What is Jimmy Carter Thinking?

'Scuse me -- what am I missing here? By what right would Jimmy Carter even think himself entitled to join the delegation attending Pope John Paul II's funeral mass?

Of course, Bill Clinton has been critical of George W. Bush; his criticisms, however, have been relatively within the bounds of normal policy disagreements (although he did rush tackily out early in the administration to voice his complaints, breaking with longstanding tradition). Even so, he has been personally pleasant to the President, and the substance of his critiques haven't been anything beyond the pale.

In contrast, Jimmy Carter has bad-mouthed President Bush in the most petty and personal terms -- both at home, and even more unforgivably, abroad. I was aghast when Carter applauded "Farenheit 9/11" and embraced Michael Moore. I was disgusted when, during his 2004 convention address, he stated, "today our Democratic Party is led by another former naval officer, one
who volunteered for military service. He showed up when assigned to duty" (emphasis mine). This nasty little dig -- unworthy of a former President, or of anyone, really -- was designed to imply that President Bush did not, thereby lending credence to every unproven crackpot allegation on the topic that was circulating in the Western Hemisphere.

And yet, after that, he thinks he has the right to join the President as part of the delegation? What is he thinking?


Blogger Bachbone said...

Bashing the United States and the GOP is a way of life for Mr. Carter. When 20% interest rates befell the nation, OPEC nearly cut off oil shipments to us, Iranian mullahs took our diplomats hostage, and other calamities occurred during his own administration, he donned his cardigan, sat by a fireplace and, in a televised talk with the nation, petutantly blamed everything on a "national malaise." As far as I can recall, the only thing he has accepted responsibility for is "lust[ing] in his heart."

9:09 AM  
Blogger artocrat said...

The answer is in the question. Carter only feels

9:27 AM  
Blogger jchess said...

Keep in mind the rest of this particular equation: Why President Bush took Bubba along.

Because by having Bubba at his side President Bush, in this context, honoring the spiritual leader of more than one billion Catholics, makes himself look even better, given the pervert, deviant, liar, adulter, coward, scumbag, and worthless, useless human being Clinton is.

James C. Hess

1:37 PM  

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