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The Forgetting Fairy Strikes Again

Ellroon at Rants from the Rookery writes Carter is just a big meanie because he unloaded on the Shrubbery in response to a question about foreign policy.

The BBC reports that the White House hits back at Carter:

The White House has dismissed former US President Jimmy Carter as “increasingly irrelevant”, following his sharp criticism of President George W Bush.

Mr Carter on Saturday said the administration’s impact on the world had made it “the worst in history”.

A White House spokesman responded by saying that Mr Carter had engaged in “reckless personal criticism”.

Such bitter exchanges are rare between an incumbent US president and one of his predecessors, analysts say.

I don’t know where the analysts were hiding during the Clinton administration, but Terry at Nitpicker clears up that bit of misinformation.

It is possible that it is unusual for former Democratic Presidents to criticize the current President, but it is standard procedure for Republans. The same goes for the absurd claim that Congress doesn’t criticize the “Commander in Chief” when troops are in action. Every President who was in office during a war has been criticized by Congress.

2 comments

1 ellroon { 05.22.07 at 11:23 am }

And why or why did Carter have to backpedal on his statement? Clarifying one’s comments in this day and age makes you a wimp. Just say: There’s nothing to clarify. Let it stand.

Democrats love the truth so much, we’ll sit for hours trying to nuance the wording just so… while Republicans are like the Hulk, smashing stuff cuz they’re pissed at something…

2 Bryan { 05.22.07 at 12:00 pm }

Jimmy’s greatest strength is his faith, his biggest failing is his polite Southern upbringing.