Wednesday, May 23, 2007



President Carter recently criticized the Bush administration for being "the worst in history" (http://tinyurl.com/2jw445) in foreign policy. The White House shot back, calling him "increasingly irrelevant (http://tinyurl.com/3bd5mc)". Carter back-pedaled and said his comments were "careless (http://tinyurl.com/2p96db)". Clearly so, since the comments were published before his death. Big mistake.

When President Ford accused his former boys Cheney and Ramstad of making a "big mistake" (http://tinyurl.com/ybd9hh) in justifying the Iraq conflict, he specified to Bob Woodward that it not be published until after his death, ensuring he could not retract them or be accused of being any less relevant. Carter "carelessly" did not specify the same condition, so now he's dismissed as "increasingly irrelevant".

So Mr. President, the next time you decide to criticize a sitting President, take a cue from your predecessor and keep those words locked away until you are absolutely irrelevant. As the White House points out, you're getting there, but you're not out of the food chain yet.



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White House to Carter: Don't speak 'til you're dead


2 Comments:

  1. Gee, even presidents are worth more dead than alive.

    By Anonymous maxandme, at 5/23/2007 09:41:00 PM
     

  2. Presidents are always worth more dead. Hence, the slang for money: "Dead Presidents".

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 5/23/2007 10:32:00 PM
     

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