Carter: ‘Probably superior’ to other ex-presidents
NBC News did an interview with former President Jimmy Carter in which he said: “I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents.” Carter, who is out with a new book defending his legacy, backed up his assertion by saying the Carter Center goes where the United States government does not, “to fill the vacuums in the world.”
“The Carter Center has decided, under my leadership, to fill the vacuums in the world,” Carter said. “When the United States won’t deal with troubled areas, we go there and we meet their leaders who can bring an end to a conflict, or an end to human rights abuse, and so forth. So I feel that [I] 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.”
Apparently realizing how absurd this statement was, Carter issued an update to “clarify” his statement: “What I meant was, for 27 years the Carter Center has provided me with superior opportunities to do good.”
We all know about Jimmy Carter’s past and Joe Queenan of the Wall Street Journal summed it up quite well in his piece from October 2010.
You Mr. Carter are a legend in your own mind.