Roger L. Simon

Jimmy Waves a Finger -- Again!

My least favorite ex-President, national scold Jimmy Carter, is making sure America is safe for democracy in this morning’s Washington Post. The man who rushed to certify the election of a dictator in Venezuela is concerned that Republicans may be helping Ralph Nader get on the ballot in Florida.

The top election official has also played a leading role in qualifying Ralph Nader as a candidate, knowing that two-thirds of his votes in the previous election came at the expense of Al Gore. She [Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood] ordered Nader’s name be included on absentee ballots even before the state Supreme Court ruled on the controversial issue.

Well, that’s not so great, but it was clear the Florida Supreme Court would certify Nader and they did. Boring and self-centered as he may be, he has as much right to run as Kerry and Bush. And speaking of boring and self-centered… oh, never mind…