A reader in Georgia (the Confederate one, not the one in the Caucasus) named Paige sends us occasional emails about the doings in her state and around the South. Her latest message arrived early this morning, and was so dripping with outrage that I asked her permission to post it.
“Gillerman calls Carter ‘a bigot’.”
Well, he certainly got that right. The peanut farmer/Sunday school teacher is a disgrace to my state and our country. Can’t we just white-out his presidency and pretend it never happened?
Oh, Miz Lillian, what have you foisted upon us?
Gillerman calls Carter ‘a bigot’
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations called former President Jimmy Carter “a bigot” for meeting with the leader of the militant Hamas movement in Syria.
Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, “went to the region with soiled hands and came back with bloody hands after shaking the hand of Khaled Mashaal, the leader of Hamas,” Ambassador Dan Gillerman told reporters at a luncheon briefing Thursday.
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The ambassador’s harsh words for Carter came days after the ex-president met with Mashaal for seven hours in Damascus to negotiate a cease-fire with Gaza’s Hamas rulers. Carter then called Mashaal on Monday to try to get him to agree to a one-month truce without conditions, but the Hamas leader rejected the idea.
The ambassador called last weekend’s encounter “a very sad episode in American history.”
Carter himself is one big sad episode in American history. The man who, as President, left hostages in Iran. The man who propagated a fear that the world was running out of oil and there would be none by 2000. His advice? Put on a sweater.
I swear, I want to buy that Carter a t-shirt inscribed: “I Love My Profit.”
And Miz Lillian, his momma? She was right: she should’ve stayed a virgin and saved us all a heap of sorrow.