Friday, April 11, 2008

Jimmy does a Billy

What will he do next, start selling a brew called "Jimmy Juice"?

NEW YORK CITY — Former President Jimmy Carter is reportedly preparing an unprecedented meeting with the leader of Hamas, an organization that the U.S. government considers one of the leading terrorist threats in the world.

I recall when my brother treated me to a junket to England put on by my gang of former "spooks", and he said in reply to my dearest thanks, "I live vicariously through my little brother".

Well, here's a twist. Jimmy Carter follows in the staggering footsteps of his little brother, Billy. Some may recall the much touted visit that the "First Sibling" made to Muammar Qadafi. That Qadafi had already stung us more than a few times didn't mean anything to 'Americana'. We were only part way into our dumbing down and unaware of how dysfunctional the 'Cardigan Sweater' White House could become.

So, now some thirty years later, we see the greatest executor of retreat since Jubilation T. Cornpone making a pilgrimage to another real time enemy.

OK, Jimmy. Go, you kid.

Now I don't know to what level the former president employs the privilege of The Secret Service, but, if they'restill part of his usual retinue, I don't believe they should be obliged to accompany him on this carpet ride.

Simple. That's it.