Monday, December 18, 2006

Worst Former President Ever 

Is it possible for one person to "jump the shark" multiple times? If so, Jimmy Carter must hold the world's record.

The man writes a book that describes history as he would like it to be, rather than what it is, causing esteemed Middle East scholar Kenneth Stein to disassociate himself from the Carter Center after twenty-three years there, including being its first director. Then Carter refuses to debate Alan Dershowitz, claiming he "knows nothing about the situation in Palestine."

Jimmeh, please go back to peanut farming and building houses for the poor. You can do a lot less harm to the world in general and the United States in particular when engaged in those activities than you do when you try to play the elder statesman role. I for one am tired of being embarrassed by you.

UPDATE and bump 20061218:0732PST: The New York Examiner evidently has similar thoughts, but they do a much more professional job of expressing them. (What the hey--they are professionals.)

Thanks to Instapundit for the pointer.

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