Thursday, August 11, 2005
George Will vs. Jimmy "Sir Robin" Carter
Former President Jimmy "Sir Robin" Carter evidently never got the memo explaining you don't argue with people who buy ink by the barrel.
Carter was defeated by Ronaldus Magnus (Reagan for those of you unfamiliar with history) in a landslide election which has yet to be repeated. 42 states told Jimmy it was time to go back to Georgia and grow peanuts. After so many years of reflection, who does Carter blame for his stunning defeat?
George Will - Washington Post columnist and ABC News contributor.
Will details the back and forth between himself and Carter regarding a briefing book Carter alleges Will stole from the Carter campaign and provided to the Reagan campaign. This, not Carter's complete ineptness and the fact that Reagan simply out classed him, is the reason Carters re-election campaign went out not with a bang, but a whimper.
Carter's pathetic attempt to malign Will as a columnist, author, and conservative are more that adequately responded to by Will. Will is so skillful with verbiage that he shreds Carter easily, and Carter doesn't even understand how he is left looking as foolish as he did during his far to many days at the White House.
Memo to Jimmy "Sir Robin" Carter: Stick to building Habitat for Humanity houses.
Here endeth the lesson.