Here is a satirical piece from Scott Ott which actually makes alot of sense to us. We suspect that Jimmy C. would love to be the successor to his buddy Fidel. He would certainly be right at home. He could continue to trash the war on terror from Havana and not loose a beat. We think he would make a great Cuban president developing closer Cuban ties to Venezuaela, Iran and North Korea. What an opportunity to really leave his mark on world history after botching the rescue of the U.S. hostages held captive in our U.S. Embassy in Tehran Iran circa 1979! Viva Jimmy!
(2006-08-01) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today downplayed rumors that he’s on “the short list” of potential replacements if surgery fails to restore the health of ailing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Mr. Carter dismissed as “mere coincidence” that his Op-Ed piece critical of the Bush administration’s foreign policy appeared in The Washington Post the same day that news broke of Mr. Castro’s surgery and temporary transfer of power to his brother Raoul.
But an unnamed source close to the icon of progressive social policy said, “no one in Cuba has the necessary charisma to fill Fidel’s shoes, and no one in the world has demonstrated a greater affinity for Castro’s vision of a progressive social order coupled with a consistent record of working to diminish U.S. power and influence abroad.”” — as reported by satirist Scott Ott/ScrappleFace