Jimmy Carter: I’m the Best Ex-President Ever


jimmy-carterNo matter what he says, Jimmy Carter is not the best ex-president. And he says plenty. His remarks, from an interview with Brian Williams, are, well, a little startling:

BRIAN WILLIAMS: “The last photo of you with your — fellow former presidents, you were well off to the side on the right. And I thought to myself, well, there’s — there’s a possible metaphor. (LAUGHTER) What is it — about you, you think, the way you’ve– decided to conduct your life and post-presidency? Do you feel listened to? Do you feel — that you receive your due? Or do you feel, in fact, apart from the crowd?”

JIMMY CARTER: “No. I — I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents. Primarily because of the activism and the — and the injection of working at the Carter Center and in international affairs, and to some degree, domestic affairs, on energy conservation, on — on environment, and things of that kind. We’re right in the midst of the — of the constant daily debate.

“And — and — and the Carter Center has decided, under my leadership, to fill vacuums in the world. When — when the United States won’t deal with troubled areas, we go there and we meet with leaders who can bring an end to a conflict, or an end to a human rights abuse, and so forth. So I — I feel that have an advantage over many other former presidents in being involved in daily affairs that have shaped the policies of our nation and the world.”

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}