Jimmy was overseas monitoring another election, followed by dinner where he mediated a settlement for a diner who was torn between “baked or fries”.
In the Palestinian parliamentary elections under Carter’s watch, the Islamic militant group Hamas won an overwhelming majority in the 132-seat Palestinian legislature.
Here’s the breakdown: Hamas won 76 seats, the Fatah party won 43, and thanks to Dade County, Palestine, one seat somehow went to Pat Buchanan.
“The elections were completely honest, completely fair, completely safe and without violence.”
Oh man. For those of you keeping score, Jimmy has now overtaken Billy in the “Most embarrassing Carter in history” race. Carter really needs to start using a hammer instead of his head to pound those nails.
So, there you go. The Hamas victory will be used as positive spin for peacenik thug huggers, euro wimps and pacifist stagflated appeasing ex-politicians like Jimmy Carter. How?
Because now people like Jimmy Carter can go to the rest of the world and teach them that one way to avoid suicide bombings and other violence at polling places is to see to it that terrorists are on the ballot. They’re not going to destroy a store they have a fair chance of winning.
Isn’t it funny how, mere hours after the Palestinian elections (and others around the world), Carter is able to praise the vote as “fair, peaceful, and honest”, but Jimmy would never ever consider offering the same punctual deference to an American election?
Clearly the U.S. should get more terrorists to run for high office (other than Bush). It would be the first election in a decade in the U.S. that Jimmy Carter considered “fair”.