Wednesday, December 15, 2004

I love Jimmy Carter

I'm watching an interview -- the second I've seen this week. First was with Tim Russert; this one is with Jay Leno.

He's such a delight -- speaking honestly about his career, particularly about why he's become such a prolific writer since leaving the White House. He's just published his 19th book and says he had to write to pay off his debt. He was deeply in debt after being "involuntarily retired," as he put it.

He also speaks sweetly and with all good humor about his wife, Roselyn, to whom he has been married 58 years (can you believe that! He just recently celebrated his 80th birthday).

The new book is called "Sharing Good Times." I look forward to reading it. Maybe I'll get it for myself for Christmas.

And I've put Mr. Carter on my list of people I'd most like to meet in this lifetime.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was a delegate to the Cleveland County Democratic convention for Carter in '76. I love both the Carters, admiring him for peace efforts and her for work in the mental health area. jtb

Powersleeper said...

I had the pleasue of meeting him at a function at OSU some years ago. He really is a nice kind soul. I admire him for standing by his beliefs in the position of president.

jeannie diane said...

I am impressed with Mr Carter's compasion.
I think he is funny. I really enjoyed his
speech at the Clinton Libary festivities.

Teditor said...

Let's see, that'd be Jimmy Carter, Tom Selleck, Richard Gere and ER.

Good list.

Trixie said...

Wow Teditor, you don't have to reveal your whole dream team here... I'm sure ER will be especially flattered when he sees you across a crowded room.

Teditor said...

Ahem, Trixie, let's make sure one thing is straight -- ME! :-) I was discussing your list, but I guess I fouled myself by stating your very private views to the very public blog :-)

And I referenced ER because, well, you can opine with Jim, smooch Tom and caress Mr. Gere, but ER'll make you pee your pants laughin'. :-)

But trust me, Trixie, I won't make public all I know about you ... unless you make references to my love life again :-)

Trixie said...

uh-oh.

OH NO MR. BILL!

Teditor said...

Was that his name? :-)

Trixie said...

I can see I may need to contact President Carter to negotiate a truce here....

Erudite Redneck said...

Jimmy Carter is the finest man to hold the office of presidency in the 20th century. Maybe the 19th, too. He made me proud to be a Southerner and a liberal-minded Southern Baptist. Now, he reflects the best of what it means to be an American Christian to the rest of the world. There's a tiny little speck of blue on the otherwise red state of Georgia, markin' Plains.

TECH said...

Ditto what ER said.

Trixie said...

Agreed!

Gloria Williams said...

Jimmy Carter has always been one of my heroes. He truly is a Christian man, concerned with the welfare and being of so many people. The world needs more men like him.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Carter is an idiot. He was a lousey president and he is a worse American. He is trying to meld America and the rest of the world into one global nation under the authority of the U. N. He runs all over the globe sticking his nose where it doesn,t belong trying to make his legacy look better for the history books.