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Is Michelle Obama America’s Agent Provocateur?

Originally posted at American Thinker

If the rumors are true — and despite “angry denials” by the White House, it’s finally public knowledge — then when hanging around the presidential living quarters, Michelle Obama does not wear ripped sweatpants and an old “Yes We Can” Obama 2008 T-shirt.  Recently, we’ve come to find out that last year, while hubby was out preaching the gospel of fairness, wifey may have been busy acquiring a few “must-have” items from Hollywood-style British retail lingerie shop Agent Provocateur.

Ironically, a provocateur is someone who “provokes trouble, causes dissension or the like; an agitator.”  Whether the fancy underwear story is true or not, either way, Mrs. Obama is indeed an agent provocateur.  And, based on her continued dedication to extravagant self-indulgence, spending oodles of dollars on thongs doesn’t seem far-fetched.

Let’s remember: Michelle Obama pays absolutely no mind to public indignation over things like wearing a $2,000 sundress to church.  Now we find out that the first lady may have filled a van with $600 corsets at a high-end Madison Avenue girdle shop.

Continued insensitivity toward the plight of struggling Americans certainly does “cause dissension,” and as the economic condition of most Americans continues to worsen, Mrs. Obama’s opulent lifestyle is certain to cultivate further hostility.

Whether she did or she didn’t, either way, Misunderstood Michelle shouldn’t worry about being disparaged for behaving like the voluptuary she is.  If the going gets tough, the first lady can divert attention from her shopping in a store that sells “the most erotic lingerie in the world” by whining about things like being unjustly viewed as an “angry black woman,” or serving turkey tacos to schoolchildren with Rachael Ray.

When asked about his clients, Agent Provocateur’s chief executive Gary Hogarth refused to reveal whose names were on the “secret list.”  However, he did admit that the brand had “attracted a high number of ‘unexpected famous names’ — especially in the US, where sales have overtaken the UK.”  If U.S. sales have surpassed the U.K.’s, could it be because one very famous woman traded in bunny slippers for some size 11 Pom Pom Mules?

No one knows for sure what Agent Michelle the Provocateur hauled away in those pink and black shopping bags, or if she actually did shop there.  But what we do know is that Mrs. Obama would have zero problem brazenly shutting down a street in New York City; she did it before for date night, and if in need of shopping therapy in a sexy skivvy shop, she’d likely do it again.

Despite White House denials, it could be that at one point Michelle did shop at the Madison Avenue boutique, and if she did, reports are that she allegedly rang up a $50K tab.  Besides buying push-up bras, $50,000 could feed and house the family of at least one disenfranchised worker to whom Barack Obama promised a job but has yet to deliver, not to mention pay for a four-year college education for a disadvantaged child.

At the State of the Union address, the president rallied the nation by saying that America will “either [be] a country where a shrinking number of people do really well while a growing number of Americans barely get by, or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”

Then, less than a week after Obama spoke those moving words, the British press reported that Mrs. Obama, the woman who brightened up the SOTU address in a $2,000 shimmering peacock-blue Barbara Tfank dress, “[a]long with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah,” played by her own rules, descended on “Madison Avenue, and spent some girlfriend time slapping big bucks on the counter of a lingerie shop.”

And what exactly would Mrs. Obama buy if she did actually shop there?  Well…Agent Provocateur is kind of a ritzy Frederick’s of Hollywood.  Agent Provocateur creative director Sarah Shotton said she draws inspiration from her “collection of vintage Playboy magazines that made her ‘want to re-introduce the sensuality and flirtation of the 70s into our campaigns.'”

Could be that Mrs. Obama isn’t a provocateur at all, and if she actually did go on a secret shopping trip, perhaps she simply wanted to introduce the “sensuality and flirtation of the 70s” into the White House.  Her ultimate goal may have merely been to whip into playful submission a president who is turning out to be even worse than 1970s icon Jimmy Carter.

Nonetheless, reminiscent of “vintage Hollywood glamour,” Agent Provocateur also sells “handmade Calais lace corsets … for up to £900.”  In U.S. currency, that comes out to be about $1,400, which, if Michelle actually bought one, could and should “ruffle the feathers of more than just President Obama in an election year.”

At $1,400 a pop, it’s not hard to see how the queen of Qatar and the queen of — sorry, the first lady of the United States in one day could have significantly “contributed to a market-spanking 12.5% lift in [Agent Provocateur] sales.”

According to Mr. Hogarth, “[t]his is a real luxury brand. The glamour of the Agent Provocateur brand is really powerful — it has a luxurious quality that means people have a sense of walking away with a special purchase even when they are buying a pair of knickers.”  On this side of the pond, “knickers” are just underwear — a much-needed essential even for a provocative first lady.  So, if the Agent Provocateur story turns out to be true, stocking up on underpants totally justifies Michelle Obama closing off Madison Avenue and frittering away $50K in an afternoon.

Jimmy Carter Wishes Lil’ Un Success

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Some send flowers, others cards, but after hearing about the death of communist Kim Jong-il, most of the civilized world breathed a sigh of relief.  Yet, ever a friend to communists, former President Jimmy Carter was duty-bound to send condolences to Kim Jong-il’s heir, Kim Jong-un.

According to a Korean news agency, Jimmy Carter sent condolences to the newly-installed figurehead “Kim Jong-un and the Korean people over the demise of leader Kim Jong-il.”  Carter “wished Kim Jong-un every success as he assumes his new responsibility of leadership,” and said he was “looking forward to another visit to [North Korea] in the future.”

After sending the communiqué, Mr. Carter did not expound on the “every success” comment because, according to a spokesperson, he was “out of the office until the New Year.”  It was not reported as to whether his Christmas disappearance had anything do to with the return trip to North Korea that Carter said he was anxious to make.

While it’s so thoughtful of Mr. Carter to “mourn with those who mourn,” it would be interesting to know what the ex-president hopes ‘Un’ the successor will be successful at.

Is Mr. Carter hopeful that Kim Jong-il’s son will thrive as he carries out his father’s reign of terror against the North Korean people?  How about being just as loony as the old man?  Is Carter extending best wishes for continued brutal totalitarian oppression over 25 million people who subsist on grass and tree bark while Dear Leader and his cronies enjoy the finest luxuries money can buy?

When Jimmy extended fond wishes for every success, did that include Lil’ Un maintaining his father’s “military first” policy? Or the hope that, if another famine hits the socialist nation, only one million instead of two million people will succumb to state-induced death by starvation?

Jimmy Carter visited North Korea twice: once in 1994 soon after the death of Kim Il-sung, and again around the time of a huge famine. It was then that Nobel Peace Prize winner Carter participated in brokering the Clinton administration’s agreement to sign an accord with Pyongyang to “freeze” the nuclear program.

At the time, North Korea agreed to “dismantle its nuclear-weapons program in exchange for oil deliveries and the construction of two nuclear reactors.” The deal fell through during the Bush administration, and in 2006 North Korea became successful at becoming “world’s eighth atomic power.”

Fortunately, thus far North Korea has only been unsuccessful in terms of delivering what it has worked so hard to proliferate. But Jimmy isn’t concerned about that; he knows that persistence always pays off in the end.

Furthermore, in extending his heartfelt sympathy, Jimmy Carter avoided insult by not mentioning North Korean successes such as: launching missiles and reactivating its nuclear program; “reprocessing thousands of spent nuclear fuel rods;” withdrawing from the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty; or its continued flouting of Six-Party talks and ongoing aggression toward both the United States and South Korea.

Neither did Carter’s “every success” message touch upon former US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates‘ 2011 prediction that North Korea was “within five years of being able to strike the continental United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile.”

Always the consummate statesman, in 2010 when North Korea attacked a South Korean island, the rarely competent but always compassionate Carter said that he believed Kim Jong-il’s belligerent and aggressive acts were merely “designed to remind the world that [North Korea] deserves respect in negotiations that will shape their future.”

With the military’s decision to share power with Lil’ Un, Carter’s wish for “every success” could very well come true — and soon — if North Korea gains “respect in negotiations” by finally attaining long sought-after success in the form of a rocket delivery system that can reach and “shape the future” of any nation it chooses.

The Pink Slip President

Originally posted in BIG Government

In the abysmal economic climate America presently finds itself in, almost no one is immune from unemployment, because joblessness threatens everyone. While Barack Obama duffs around on the golf course, one can’t help but wonder if he fully grasps the fact that, thanks to his own incompetency, the potential to be dismissed from his highly sought-after job is more than a distinct possibility. Except for “saving and creating” jobs for the slew of workers needed to staff the Department of Labor’s unemployment division, Obama continues to singlehandedly undermine both the economy and job creation. Wherever he goes, crowds are waving layoff notices in lieu of the typical “Yes we can” banners Barack Obama is more used to seeing.

If America is the employer, and if polls are the equivalent of a job evaluation, Obama is definitely on probation. In fact, Obama’s discharge papers are already filled out and tacked to the White House door. Rather than respond to the threat by working toward winning the title of “Employee of the Month,” the President is doing everything one should never do when unemployment is a looming likelihood.

Knocking around on the beach when he should have forgone the down time and chosen to stay on the job, the president doesn’t seem to be concerned that within the next year he might find himself in line with unemployed Americans who are stimulating the economy by collecting  jobless benefits.

The truth is, the President interviewed and was hired to a position he had no business applying for in the first place. By electing Barack Obama as President of the United States, America might as well have asked a plumber’s apprentice to do surgery on the nation’s inner ear canal with an auger.

Nobody noticed or cared about Obama’s lack of qualifications because out of nowhere a seemingly elegant oratory genius touting “Hope and Change” showed up at the interview. Candidate Obama had all the buzzwords down pat and said all the right things the right way. The nation was so captivated, no one bothered to call his old employer, do a background check, or question his shady friends or palpable inexperience.

It’s only now that America is slowly coming to realize that Barack Obama might not have been the best choice for the job. After filling the position, one of the President’s responsibilities was to institute policies that stimulate the creation of new jobs, and he claimed to have a laser-like focus on doing just that. Yet, over the past three years, the only thing Barack Obama has successfully done is break the all time record for the number of golf games played by a sitting president.

As the economy and job market continue to deteriorate and a lock is about to be put on the door of the greatest nation in the world, Obama, while still immersed in intensive on-the-job training, has been commissioned to present and implement a plan to address unemployment and the country’s economic future.

Instead of meeting the target and throwing himself on the mercy of a nation running out of patience, the President placed America on hold and decided it was a perfect time to take a much-deserved summer break. The ultimate non-vetted employee skipped out for ten days, leaving a stunned America staring open-mouthed at an empty podium.

In a shaky job market, the last thing a person fortunate enough to have a job should do mid-discussion is push away from the conference table, point to their watch, and announce to the group, “Sorry guys, I really have to run, it’s time for my vacation.” Yet that is exactly what Barack Obama did.

With no job plan to speak of, the President chose instead to fly around on a company-funded plane, play lots of golf, munch on buttered corn and Cape Cod lobster rolls, and relax for a couple of weeks while the winds blow and the earth shakes below the nation’s feet, both literally and figuratively.

Obviously, the President is unaware or could not care less that when a person’s career is on the line, they should make an extra effort to arrive to work early, perform their job with renewed vigor and diligence, and be both accommodating and cooperative. What is perplexing is how Obama’s response to the possibility of being unemployed is the opposite of what people do when they’re worried they may be  fired.

Barack Obama’s chichi vacation may have sealed the deal and his temporary employment contract is not likely to be renewed. Obama may be enjoying family time on Martha’s Vineyard right now, but when the President returns to Washington he may be astounded to find out that the mail bin that was just sitting outside the Oval Office door last week has been placed inside and awaits him filling it with the contents of his desk.

The President acts as if he’s immune to being sent packing a la Jimmy Carter and that without ramifications he can fritter away time doing the equivalent of spending the work day with his feet up on the desk, laughing hysterically while having non-work-related discussions on the company phone.

It’s either that, or Barack isn’t worried, because after he returns from vacation he may have plans to rip up the pink slip and refuse to leave the position even after his four-year contract is up.

‘A Dumb Woman is a Dumb Woman’

Originally posted at American Thinker

Cherilyn Sarkisian, better known as “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” singer Cher, claims to “dislike politics and says she’s not a registered Democrat.” While swearing aversion to all things political, Cher has visited the White House to dine with former President Jimmy Carter and professes love for Joe Biden, a man the Academy Award-winning judge of character and intellect once described as caring, good-hearted and smart.

The supposedly politically neutral female half of the late Sonny and Cher duo also believes socialist Dennis Kucinich “has great answers,” and during Hillary Clinton’s “Senate thing” pitched in to help after spending “a lot of time just sitting” with the former First Lady.

Anti-war Cher also holds firmly to the belief that “[w]ords are like weapons; they wound sometimes,” which is a curious sentiment coming from an apolitical woman who has a tendency to label most Republican politicians “stupid.”

In fact, prior to George W. Bush being elected president, Cher registered an opinion of the Republican candidate in the following way: “I don’t like Bush. I don’t trust him. I don’t like his record. He’s stupid. He’s lazy.”

Usually when one person calls another person “stupid” it’s because the name caller views himself or herself as more intelligent than the callee.  Evidently, the way Cher throws around the word “stupid,” the high school dropout clearly considers diva brainpower superior to a traditional Harvard education.

Prior to the 2000 election, Cher felt compelled to perform a public service by sharing with American women and minorities the admonitory view that “[i]f you’re black in this country, if you’re a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?”

Ms. “Words …wound” Cher eloquently cautioned against voting for Bush by saying “[h]as everyone lost their f—ing minds? Doesn’t anybody remember the illustrious Reagan-Bush years when people had no money and no jobs? What has happened to people’s memories? It’s like they have Alzheimer’s or something.”

While meant for the betterment of all Americans, Cher’s instructive comments tend to emphasize the political threat that “Jerry Falwell…born again Christian” types, in the mold of G. W. Bush, pose to women and minorities.  Nevertheless, Cher, having a history of public exhibitionism which over the years has consistently placed the sisterhood in a demeaning light, has zero compunction about censuring Republicans.

If female exploitation is Cher-the-whiz kid’s main concern, maybe the raven-haired senior citizen in garter belts could “turn back time” and explain why, during the “illustrious Reagan-Bush years,” she chose to dance around in a fishnet body stocking under a bikini on the upper deck of the USS Missouri battleship. Way back in 1989 Cher, microphone in hand, skipped to-and-fro in front of a large group of sailors who whistled and directed catcalls toward her mostly-bare buttocks, and did so while Cher’s 12 year-old son Elijah Blue Allman accompanied his scantily clad mother on the guitar.

If one definition of stupid is “poor decisions and careless mistakes,” Cher’s behavior in the Long Beach Naval Shipyard certainly fits the criteria. Maybe young Cherilyn was absent or had already dropped out of school when “stupid” was reviewed on the vocabulary list.

Despite her lack of better judgment and less-than-brilliant personal behavior, the profoundly perceptive singer recently felt compelled to once again convey another articulate opinion of two female governors in Vanity Fair magazine. Cher expressed horror over the former governor of Alaska in the following way: “I got so obsessed with [C-SPAN] that it was kind of interfering with my life. Sarah Palin came on, and I thought, oh, F- – -, this is the end. Because a dumb woman is a dumb woman.”

Ms. Sarkisian continued to speak out. On the subject of Arizona governor Jan Brewer, she declared that “[s]he was worse than Sarah Palin, if that is possible. This woman was like a deer in headlights. She’s got a handle on the services of the state, and I would not let her handle the remote control.”

Evidently, Cher not only feels qualified to identify the intellectually challenged, the woman in the “towering 2-foot headpiece made of rooster feathers” also believes she has the adroit ability to spot gifted brilliance in random people. The self-professed politically neutral performer labeled Bush, Palin and Brewer as “dumb” and “stupid,” but recognized President Barack Obama’s “intelligence” and “spirit” as “so great” that she predicted America’s first black president would be able to do “more than anyone could possibly do,” whatever that means.

Based on Obama’s presidential performance thus far, Cher should avoid both punditry and prophecy.

The historical election of brilliant Barack prompted Ms. Cher to express relief, confessing that “Republican rule almost ‘killed’ [her],” and that although not a registered Democrat, she “does not understand why anyone would want to be a Republican.”

Having to endure the heartbreak of a daughter named Chastity transforming into a son named Chaz didn’t kill Cher. Being married to Greg Allman during the height of his cocaine, heroin and alcohol addiction didn’t kill Cher. Going under the scalpel so many times that she dubbed herself “the plastic surgery poster girl” didn’t kill Cher, but having George W. Bush for president nearly killed her?

Cher’s personal lifestyle choices, contradictory statements, colorful language, partisan denials, and chauvinist statements may make the singer/actress a perfect candidate to host her own show on MSNBC.  But then again, the former Mrs. Bono’s flippant use of the word “stupid” could jeopardize future opportunities to fulfill the role of an off-the-cuff pundit.

Waxing philosophical, Cher once said “Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.” Ironically, “stupid” is also defined as “foolish.” Labeling Republicans “stupid” proved Cher Bono was unwittingly referring to herself when sharing the opinion that “a dumb woman is a dumb woman.”

Electoral Demosaurus Extinction

According to recent scientific studies, “a third of all mammal species declared extinct in the past few centuries have turned up alive and well.”  In fact, “Some of the more reclusive creatures managed to hide from sight for 80 years only to reappear within four years of being officially named extinct in the wild.”

The idea of wiped out flora and fauna reappearing may enthuse worried conservationists. However, if species in the animal kingdom are able to resurface long after apparent extinction, then a similar threat looms when attempting to oust politicians from perches, lairs and feathered nests.

Long believed-to-be-departed mammals suddenly appearing in the wild, if theoretically applied to politics, generates apprehension for those hopeful that the Democrat majority will be permanently expunged from the Congress, Senate and White House. Yet despite the possible threat, it is comforting to know that at least the late great Robert “White Hood” Byrd (D-WV) and Teddy “Cape Lion of the Senate” Kennedy won’t be gracing the hallowed halls of power ever again.

Nevertheless, there are still quite a few never-say-die liberals haunting the political scene, leaving left-footed Demosaurus prints all over a right-of-center country, not to mention the criminal and the ethically challenged still eagerly planning to make political comebacks, i.e. former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Presently, there are numerous examples of politicians who ought to have been gone long ago being sighted around Washington DC.  Take for example, Jimmy “Red-cockaded woodpecker” Carter intermittently surfacing to hammer away at race issues and dead Kennedys.  And let’s not forget the indomitable Bill “Ozark Hellbender” Clinton.  Clinton turns up in diverse locations leaving a unique scent on everything from humanitarian causes to campaign stops for vulnerable incumbents.  Recently, Clinton the preservationist stumped for at-risk Congressman Barney Frank and zealously attempted to save America’s “Queen Conch” from impending doom.

Even elusive political relic Michael S. Dukakis, former Massachusetts Governor and failed 1988 presidential nominee, visited the White House offering strategy advice for the midterm elections. Dukakis, like the shy okapi, “vanished on the wildlife radar for decades.” Dukakis was nowhere to be found, and then suddenly reappeared like a cloven-hoofed okapi, leaving left-leaning imprints on the surface of the 2010 mid-term election.

In fact, the newly compiled list of mammals “back from the dead” reads like a who’s who of fossilized Democrats yet to be added to a certified roster of vanquished politicians.

Topping the list is the “Cuban Solenodon,” a species similar in nature to Progressive incumbent Alan Grayson (D-FL). The perpetually “rat-like” Grayson crawled out from a campaign hole to accuse Tea Party activists of being “people who… [25 years ago]… were wearing sheets over their heads.”

Grayson, complete with “scaly tail and toxic saliva,” is poised to be unseated in Florida’s Eighth Congressional District by Daniel Webster, who Grayson recently called Taliban Dan.  Florida voters should take heed; extermination at the polls is necessary to guard against a future Cuban Solenodon-style Alan Grayson comeback.

Revitalized rats aside, hope prevails, because “Many scientists believe the world is going through a new ‘mass extinction’ fueled by mankind – and that more species are disappearing now than at any time since the dinosaurs vanished 65 million years ago.” In theory, scientific predictions bode well if applied to the next two elections where mankind-caused ‘mass extinction’ is a needed remedy to depose ancient Demosaurus’ presently in power.

Even more important than mass-, permanent is necessary because according to scientific studies, “More than a third of mammal species that have been classified as extinct or possibly extinct, or flagged as missing, have been rediscovered.”

Another mammal rebirth is the Christmas Island shrew. Presently America is looking forward to removing the gavel from the liberal grip of Nancy Pelosi, who is one helluva prehistoric shrew herself. For the last four years, the Capitol building has been subjected to “high-pitched” Speaker squeaks throughout the rotunda. Thus, a majority of voters appear to be of the opinion that it’s time for Nancy to tunnel under a rock and stay put.

If polls are correct, habitat-dependent Pelosi is one step from demotion to an aisle seat. If all goes according to predictions, for the next State of the Union address, the Shrew will officially be de-perched and seated in the spectator section amongst the rabble.

Dr. Diana Fisher, of the University of Queensland, Australia, claims that in the animal kingdom, “Mammals that suffered from loss of habitat were the most likely to have been declared extinct and then rediscovered,” a precedent Ms. Pelosi will likely attempt to emulate.

In addition to the rats and shrews, back from obsolescence are flying foxes.  For wildlife lovers, a bat revival is a wonderful development, but spells disaster in the political realm. Roosting in the Senate is a colony of Democrat grey-head flying foxes. To name a few: Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Blanche Lincoln (D-AK), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). In the House, endangered flying foxes include the vulnerable Betsy Markey (D-CO), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), and youngling Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ).

Each and every Democrat woman in the House and Senate is inarguably more batty than foxy, larger than life, and personally responsible for causing America to cry out for permanent flying fox extinction.

One male casualty of primary banishment is a scaly chameleon named Arlen Specter (D-PA).  Other vulnerable endangered species include Senator Harry “Devil’s Hole Pupfish” Reid of Nevada, Russ “Warbler” Feingold of Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania’s “Eastern Mud Salamander” Joe “Refused to be Bribed” Sestak.

Scientists contend that “Species spread out over larger areas [are] also more likely to be wrongly classified as extinct.” Across the nation, from New Hampshire to California liberal Democrats are experiencing varied levels of political endangerment. Categories range from “critically endangered” to “conservation dependent” to a Pat Leahy (D-VT) “near threatened” leaving ultra-blue Chuckie Shumer (D-NY) and Daniel Inouye (D-HI) secure and “least concerned.”

“According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, 22 percent of the world’s mammals are at risk of extinction.” Democrats are acutely aware that political extinction looms.  If Republicans pick up the predicted 10 seats in the Senate, 17% of Democrat Senators stand to be driven out.  If at-risk Democrats lose a possible 50 seats in the House, 20% will be consigned to exile, after which “Devil’s Hole” Harry and Speaker Shrew will officially be categorized as critically endangered/soon to be extinct politicians.

However, in nature, “the complete data-set, 67 species that were once missing have been rediscovered,” which in politics is a phenomenon that must be prevented at all costs. A species cannot survive without an intact habitat. Dr. Fisher maintains that it’s unlikely endangered species “would have survived had [habitats] been cleared,” which is precisely why it’s time to clear havens occupied by mammals bearing Democrat markings. Ejecting the left from safe and protected native areas is the first step to ensuring extinction.

Flourishing Conservative philosophy has the muscle to choke off liberalism, ensuring the left is powerless to “gradually regenerate.” In turn, officially dismissed politicians will be discouraged from returning to Washington DC to reproduce and rekindle a predatory political genus that would benefit the nation much more by remaining extinct.

Why Carter dissed Kennedy

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Jimmy Carter is so mad he’s spitting peanut shells. In an effort to buoy a dismal legacy, Carter resurrected the “Lion of the Senate” from a saintly sarcophagus to blame the dead senator for delaying comprehensive health coverage for three decades.

In a “60 Minutes” interview with Leslie Stahl Jimmy claimed, “The fact is that we would have had comprehensive health care now, had it not been for Ted Kennedy’s deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed.” Carter asserts that if it wasn’t for Kennedy, who is viewed as the “champion of the recent health care legislation,” Americans would already have comprehensive care and Carter policy would be the reason why.

Imagine how a failed ex-president must feel seeing Ted Kennedy, who Carter says “deliberately blocked” health care legislation, receiving kudos for being “a lifelong champion for universal health care.” Jimmy Carter obviously feels the need to set the record straight, to thwart a dead Kennedy from getting credit for a policy he prevented from passing while Carter was in office.

In the “60 Minutes” interview, Jimmy Carter exhibits unbridled disdain for the late Senator, claiming that 30 years ago, “Ted Kennedy killed the bill” and that the Massachusetts senator’s suppressing health care was a mean political tactic.

At the time, Kennedy and Carter were both vying for the Democratic presidential nomination so, according to Carter, Kennedy blocked health care “out of spite.” During the post-mortem assault, Jimmy accuses Teddy of not wanting to see him have “a major success in that realm of life.”

Pretty nasty stuff! Carter claims Kennedy undermined people-friendly policy to further his presidential aspirations. Jimmy should have insisted the Stahl interview be conducted while strolling across Dike’s Bridge, where Carter could have explained how “Kennedy killed the bill,” driving home an observable point.

Carter reveals that while liberals lit votives at the altar of St. Teddy, he was keeping a journal chronicling the Massachusetts senator’s unflattering behavior. Carter penned in his diary, “Kennedy continuing his irresponsible and abusive attitude, immediately condemning our health plan.”

Is a peanut farmer from Georgia daring to accuse Hyannis Port royalty of “abusive…irresponsible…spiteful” behavior? Doesn’t Jimmy know that dearly departed Ted was a consummate gentleman, always ready to transport young women safely to any destination? To suggest Teddy Kennedy quashed health care reform fails to credit the deceased senator as a “people friendly person” who always put the well being of others ahead of his own welfare.

The interview proved that Carter is desperate to be credited with something – anything, be it health care reform, or as the architect of a never adopted, money-saving energy conservation program. For many reasons, Jimmy Carter’s presidency was, and is still, considered abysmal. Yet at this late date a departed senator could redeem Jimmy’s forlorn legacy.

President Carter’s truthful “60 Minutes” expose of Kennedy’s willingness to “kill” to advance a political career has shed new light on Mr. Poucha Pond’s malicious nature and could turn out to be the most glorious political achievement of Carter’s fifty-year career.

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