Just about two months ago, I wondered whether former president Jimmy Carter resented Republicans more than he loves America. It doesn’t seem that this onetime peanut farmer has gotten over his 1980 landslide loss to the Gipper. In a column today, George Will writes that the Georgia Democrat who, in his concession speech that year, noted that, as president, he never “lied to the American people,” has lately been telling whoppers about that conservative columnist. Will well describes Mr. Carter’s lack of class:
The role of ex-president requires a grace and restraint notably absent from Carter. See, for example, his criticism of the United States when he is abroad, as in England two weeks ago. Having made such disappointing history as president, Carter as ex-president should at least refrain from disseminating a historical falsehood.