viernes, 20 de agosto de 2004

Jimmy Carter's double standards.

While one U.S. president's double standards might be really funny (Clinton's "I did not have a sexual relation with that woman, Monica Lewinsky"), this one is not funny, at all. I'm referring to the 39th U.S. president, James Carter.

On November 15th, 2000, Jimmy Carter was interviewed by CNN's Larry King. This interview was done more than a week after the controversial United States election, right in the middle of all the fuss caused by Florida's ballots, which would decide who would get to be the next president of the United States.

Now, if you didn't have the time to read the entire transcript, maybe you should read one of CNN's front cover news the next day, which refers to the interview carried on the day before, in which Jimmy Carter, the same man who said a couple of days ago that he trusted CNE's results on our referendum and a manual count wouldn't be necessary, said the Floridian ballots should be recounted.

Of course, at the time he was on the challenging side, not on the dominant one. Now I wonder if our democracy has less value than U.S. democracy.