Carter, H.W. Bush to meet at Billy Graham Library

Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton will all be on hand tomorrow for the dedication of the new “Billy Graham Library”: in Charlotte, N.C.

images2.jpegWe’ve all heard that Bush and Clinton have become buddies. But you have to wonder if there will be some tension between Carter and Bush, given what Carter said recently about the current President Bush.

Speaking to Frank Lockwood, the Bible Belt Blogger for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Carter said that the current Bush administration is the worst in American history. He also slammed George W. for hacking at the wall between church and state.

Carter later hedged, but you can listen to the “interview”: yourself.

images3.jpegBy the way, I came across Bill Maher’s show on HBO the other night (I had to stop and see what Ben Affleck could possible have to say), when Maher started talking about Carter’s comments. What surprised him about the whole thing?

“Arkansas has newspapers?” he said.

Cheap shot, Bill.

I’m guessing Maher doesn’t read Bible Belt Blogger, unless he’s looking for ammunition for one of his anti-religion zingers.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.