Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Admitting the truth

I mentioned in my book meme that I am a fan of Sarah Vowell. What I've never had the courage to say, up to this point, is that I am also a fan of (cough cough) Jimmy Carter. Actually, he's my favorite president. Please don't make fun of me. I have my reasons. The main reason I like Carter is that he tried to do what was right, even if it wasn't successful. This is an ideal lost on most Americans today.

Anyway, Vowell has an op-ed in today's New York Times that suggests Bush should use one of Carter's techniques. She goes back to Carter's wildly UNpopular "malaise" speech and suggests that honesty would be refreshing at this point. It's a funny article, but I agree with it.