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When I commit to the Quote of the Day without having a particular quotation in mind, I’ll often go see what happened on the date, who was born, and who died. Usually I find something in such a list, some famous person who can be quoted, some event worth mentioning. As I was going through the list for October First, I saw our former President of the United States Jimmy Carter. He turns ninety-seven today, a respectable age.
I looked through the quotations listed for Jimmy Carter, and I was struck with one thought: “How did this country ever elect such a vapid nothing with his noggin so stuffed with excrement?” Extenuating circumstances, of course. Still, I saw no quotations of Jimmy Carter worthy of being brought to you. Instead, let me share this musical interlude with a song about a major incident in Mister Carter’s presidency: