Jimmy Carter , the former president whose biggest claim to fame was the failure to win the release of U. On history, it seems, Carter knows not of what he speaks. In January , Barack Obama signed an executive order revoking sanctions on the rogue Iran regime. But come on.
In my humble opinion, Jimmy Carter may just be the most decent person who ever lived in the White House across the border in my lifetime. Former U. What is sad about Carter is that so many Americans seem to dump on him for being the guy who tried to rescue the American hostages in Iran in a mission that failed and who just happened to be running his country when gas prices, no fault to him, went through the rough. Some may care to remember that when Jimmy Carter was president, way back in the late s, he was the first president of the United States t — and the last to this date — to honestly try to plot an agenda for energy independence based moving toward renewable energy sources like solar and wind power.
In the far reaches of southern Brazil, a young man with a progressive dream is ready to make his political mark. He stops to acknowledge the drivers who honk and flash a thumbs-up. Another passing motorist pulls over, summoning Jimmy to the window for a brief chat in that hushed, conspiratorial manner of small-town busybodies the world over. Jimmy was born nearby, grew up outside of town and went to high school a few short blocks down this same diminutive main drag.
Former first lady Rosalyn Carter wipes her face off after she christened the Navy's newest submarine, the USS Jimmy Carter, with a traditional bottle of champagne in a ceremony at the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn. AP photo by Bob Child. Navy was named after him at a Connecticut shipyard.