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TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2006, 5:40 P.M.

WSU Evergreen: Welcoming Back Kotter, Er, Carter

"Eighteen members of the WSU Young Democrats had an important meeting with the man who is, arguably, the last honorable president in recent memory — and by recent, I mean since the 1960’s. Carter was clean, moral and honest. He worked hard to restore the presidency to its former glory. Though he served just four years, he successfully turned the nation around. His Baptist faith was a main part of his administration, but he didn’t use it to minimalize anyone else. In this day and age of government corruption and executive powers running rampant, we need a new Carter."

For the rest of the column by Amelia Veneziano/WSU Evergreen, click here.

DFO: I about spit out my coffee when I read Amelia's comment about Jimmy Carter, whom I consider to be the worst president of my lifetime, which stretches back to Harry S and 1949. The guy was paralyzed by minutiae and the Iran hostage crisis. And runaway inflation. The only good thing that can be said about his four years of ineptness was that it paved the way for Ronald Reagan and the rebirth of American pride. (That spitting you hear in the background is Bob and GreenL losing their coffee simultaneously.) Amelia and the WSU Young Dems weren't gleams in their fathers' eyes when Carter was bungling his way through office. Seems history is being kind to the old Peanut Farmer.




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.