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Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:37 AM

I wonder why President Carter isn't there?

I would think he would have been invited, along with the other living ex-Presidents. (I'm guessing GWHB's health prevented him from being there.)

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:38 AM

1. I read last week that his cancer had recurred, and was bad.

He may not be in good enough health?

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:45 AM

7. Well, I'm glad to see this, Carter is the best man to ever be president.

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.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 01:25 PM

14. Thank you for posting this.

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.

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:38 AM

2. I think he is out of the country with Habitat. nt

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:39 AM

3. Possibly, but Carter's presidency predated McCain's time in Congress

and maybe they didn't know each other well.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:48 AM

8. Yeah, McCain's first election win was House seat in '82 midterm. Carter was already out of politics.

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.

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:41 AM

5. And President Carter also served in the Navy

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.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 01:53 PM

15. He was a commander of a nuclear submarine.

Something the pubs almost never acknowledged.

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 03:07 PM

16. He's a nuclear engineer which is why he was so effective dealing with North Korea

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.

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:42 AM

6. The guy is 93 years old.

Might also not be in good health

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Response to edbermac (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 12:17 PM

11. are building homes for habitat for humanity !

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:53 AM

9. he's got better things to do

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Response to KG (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 12:09 PM

10. yeah, I saw him interviewed earlier this week at a Habitat site (midwest I believe)

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.



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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 12:18 PM

12. building homes for habitat for humanity .

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 01:21 PM

13. (an observation, not knowledge: ) CARTER is as much or more maverick, even if invited might not go

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.




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