Friday, April 11, 2008
Memo: To Jimmy Carter: You are a FORMER President. Don't make us put you in a home.
When I was 19 years old I went to Israel with BYU for a semester abroad. It was one of the best times of my life. Of course 1987 was a much milder time for the country and roaming about as a college student was awesome. While I was there we studied the Bible, Old Testament and the New Testament and the Arab/Israeli conflict and a bunch of other things I didn't listen to. BYU has a campus in Jerusalem on the Mt. of Olives and it was under construction during the semester I was there. We stayed on a kibbutz in between the city of Bethlehem and Jerusalem and later lived in the BYU Center for about a month. For a long field trip we went to Nazareth, Haifa and a few other cities in the area. We stopped by the beach to have a little fun for a break and while we were leaving the area a caravan of cars was arriving as we were leaving. Our professor announced that it was Jimmy Carter. I took the opportunity to stick my hand out the window and flip him the bird. At the time I would have been in so much trouble if any of my professors would have seen me, luckily they didn't and I have always felt guilty for flipping off a former President. Not anymore. I would like to refer back to that moment and announce that I do not feel guilty, I feel vindicated. I can now say that the former President who plans on meeting with Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas, a known terrorist organization...I once gave him the bird! Poetic justice. Get a life Jimmy. Jimmy Carter loves terrorists