The Carter Legacy, Indeed
I'm Jimmy Carter, and I Can't Help Myself
By Paul Beston
Carter's self-righteousness, one of the fatal flaws that sank his presidency, seemed only to deepen after his fiasco in the White House. In the years since, it has often seemed that his very failure as president is the key to the moral authority he claims -- as if, in other words, it was the world that failed him, and not the other way around. Those who see his post-presidency as a quest for redemption are half right -- but Carter is not trying to redeem himself, only the rest of humanity.
Jimmy Carter couldn't carry George W. Bush's water bucket, let alone Tony Blair's. It's a special kind of egomania he possesses, one that seems to grow in inverse proportion to both his advancing years -- when some men might speak in lower tones -- and to his record as president, about which others might not speak at all.
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