Saturday, April 28, 2007
Follow the (Saudi) money
If you are who your donors are, then we now know who Jimmy Carter is. Harvard University, which is known neither for its moral subtlety nor its cavalier attitude toward gifts, managed to locate principles that were beyond a man who claims more for his own "morality" than any three other former presidents.
How could a man of such apparent integrity enrich himself with dirty money from so dirty a source?
Carter was certainly the worst modern President, and now it appears he is also the most despicably corrupt.
Here is John Kerry's 1992 report on BCCI:
In Carter's defense (sort of), I don't think he had to be bought here. Ideology is a considerably more powerful motivator than money.
Anon 11:31 - yes, self-righteousness is often very expensive financially. People seem to find it worth the price anyway, though.