Jimmy Carter will soon enough pass on to the next life, and Barack Obama will soon enough pass out of office, and onto his next life - as a private citizen. One feels for certain that once he is no longer restrained by the needs of politics and high office, he will follow in the peanut farmer's footsteps.
And follow in the new tradition of former Democratic American presidents embracing the enemies of freedom in order to keep a high profile and fulfill their need for ego gratifaction, no matter how low they must sink:
Former President Jimmy Carter has sent North Korea a message of condolence over the death of Kim Jong-il and wished "every success" to the man expected to take over as dictator, according to the communist country's state-run news agency.
A dispatch from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Mr. Carter sent the message to Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il's son and heir apparent.
"In the message Jimmy Carter extended condolences to Kim Jong Un and the Korean people over the demise of leader Kim Jong Il. He wished Kim Jong Un every success as he assumes his new responsibility of leadership, looking forward to another visit to [North Korea] in the future," the KCNA dispatch read...
Jen Rubin asks: Success measured how — people starved, missiles shot at South Korea?
I am sure I will be referring back to this post in about - oh, two years...