21 February 2007

quote for the day

nick kristof on jimmy carter: "At the end of the day, this one-term president who left office a pariah in his own party will transform the lives of more people in more places over a longer period of time than any other recent president." i don't know whether the factual claim is true (likely yes, given the crusade against guinea worm, river blindness, schistosomiasis, etc.), but i do think it's testament to the power of continually trying to do the right thing. however ploddingly, and with however many missteps. jimmy carter is 82.