Our frequent contributor Matt May casts a gimlet eye on the worst former president in history, Jimmy Carter, and his disgraceful behavior at the funeral yesterday of Coretta Scott King. Read it at his blog Matt May. An excerpt:
How low has James Earl Carter sunk?
It took Bill Clinton — the man who lied under oath during a legal deposition, the man who had sex with that woman before he did not have sex with that woman, the man who had bin Laden's head on a platter but thought more golfing was in order, the first elected President to be impeached — it took Bill Clinton to restore a modicum of dignity at the funeral of Coretta Scott King.
During his remarks at Mrs. King's funeral yesterday, the wrinkled friend of dictators and despots implicitly lashed President George W. Bush (who was seated a few feet away) for wiretapping those who would murder innocents. He mentioned the hardships Dr. King and Mrs. King endured because of the wiretapping and equated it with the current surveillance of those whose stated goal is to annihilate the United States and Israel.
Oddly enough, President Carter seemed to link the wiretapping to the current President, when it was Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy — who was AG in the John F. Kennedy administration — who signed off on the taps. One does not have to wonder long if President Carter took up the outrage with a fellow speaker, Edward M. Kennedy.