**Disclaimer: Survey based on phone calls to caucasians residing below the Mason-Dixon line between the ages of 80 and 90 who once held the job of US president and are named “Jimmy”:
BRIAN WILLIAMS: The last photo of you with your– fellow former presidents, you were well off to the side on the right. And I thought to myself, well, there’s– there’s a possible metaphor. What is it– about you, you think, the way you’ve– decided to conduct your life and post-presidency? Do you feel listened to? Do you feel– that you receive your due? Or do you feel, in fact, apart from the crowd?
JIMMY CARTER: No. I– I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents. Primarily because of the activism and the– and the injection of working at the Carter Center and in international affairs, and to some degree, domestic affairs, on energy conservation, on — on environment, and things of that kind. We’re right in the midst of the — of the constant daily debate.
As of now, in a way, I can’t disagree. Compared to his performance in office, the country is much better served by having Jimmy as an ex-president. However, I expect Carter to lose his “best ex-president” crown just as soon as Barack Obama becomes an ex-president.
Too bad Yassir Arafat’s dead — that would have made two votes for Carter. Somebody call Castro and get Jimmy some backup!