Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Why can’t Jimmy Carter be more like Calvin Coolidge? – Here he is with his latest unsolicited advice. Michelle Malkin, Q&O, and Blue Crab Boulevard respond with the latter noting: “Former presidents really remain pretty quiet about the next president and the next. I can't really recall Harry Truman commenting on Eisenhower's policies. Or Eisenhower on Kennedy. Or Johnson on Nixon. You get my point. But lord, lord, lord do I hear Jimmy Carter. On everything. No matter what, he has an opinion.”


JorgXMcKie said...

Are you wishing Jimmah to be sharing Coolidge's current state? ;->=

Being more like Coolidge?

Eric said...

Actually, I was hoping he could be more reticent, as in "Silent" Cal.

Buck S. Here said...

Genteel and courteous Harry Truman, on then-Vice President Nixon:
"Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.... (if he) ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in."

Oddly, you didn't hear Jimmy Carter say much about Presidents Reagan, Bush Sr. or Clinton. Perhaps because those three didn't egregiously fail our country.

Toby928 said...

Not odd, Clinton was a Democrat and so was immune while Carter lacked the stature to complain about Regan or 41. He was still a figure of fun in those days. (not that he's not still one to those of us who suffered under his leadership)