He's given so much to so many who had so little, it just warms my heart. I've been worried for him. Guess I should know better than to believe things I see on FB. Sigh.
and that's a relief. I feel he would have been there if he could, but Jimmy Carter could do nothing that would upset me.
and maybe they didn't know each other well.
I could see either a lack of invitation, or a declined invitation, not causing offense to the other party if they were only casually acquainted. That would be especially true if Carter's health or travel schedule would have made it hard on him.
He also went to Annapolis and had a very promising career until his father died in 1953 and he went home to run the family farm.
On behalf of the Clinton administration back in 1994. And he's also a diplomat. That agreement held until 2002 when George Bush* included North Korea in his "Axis of Evil" statements.
he was respectful and generous in his praise of McCain's military career.
can't help thinking though if this ceremony was invitation only perhaps JC's remarks about McCain, prior to the 2008 election, "milking" his time as a POW didn't sit well with the family.
In photos of gatherings of ex-presidents, he is almost invariably off to one side while the others are chumily together. He puts McCAIN's maverick-ness in the shade.