Friday, September 9

A ROLE FOR JIMMY CARTER?

I read this preposterous recommendation and, after I had picked myself up off the floor, thought, no, better Mr. Carter be assigned to certify the election results when Nagin and Blanco run for public office again. He's into that sort of thing.

Besides, were Carter to look after the rebuilding of New Orleans, he no doubt would have Michael Moore doing a film documentary, Kayne West the soundtrack, and Howard Dean the promotion, and the whole sorry piece of propaganda would be submitted to the nominating committees for The Mother Theresa Humanitarian Award and the Nobel Peace Prize, the latter for Carter's incomparable achievement in averting a race war between hapless, impoverished blacks and the Republican country club set that abandoned them, as Al Sharpton would have you believe, to the misery of the Superdome and Convention Center.

Nice touch suggesting that one of President Bush's arch critics be the point man in New Orleans. President Carter's range of accomplishments as President of the United States makes him particularly well-suited to such a task.