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21 May 2007

The White House, Talkin' Trash, as Usual

On Sunday, White House spokesperson Tony Fratto described Jimmy Carter this way:
"I think it's sad that President Carter's reckless personal criticism is out there," Fratto told reporters. "I think it's unfortunate. And I think he is proving to be increasingly irrelevant with these kinds of comments."

Increasingly irrelevant? Let's take a look at what got the White House hackles up this weekend, shall we?

Former President Jimmy Carter sez:
"[A]s far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history."

Nobel Peace Prize-winner Jimmy Carter sez:
"We now have endorsed the concept of pre-emptive war where we go to war with another nation militarily, even though our own security is not directly threatened, if we want to change the regime there or if we fear that some time in the future our security might be endangered."

When asked how he would describe the Tony Blair - George W. Bush relationship, JImmy Carter sez:
"Abominable. Loyal, blind, apparently subservient."

These don't sound like the irrelevant ramblings of a reckless loner. These sound like the educated opinion of a true statesman, and it seems that the overwhelming majority of Americans (we're talking 75%, people) are swinging his way.

Some cranky old men are definitely worth listening to.