Behold, The Peanut Farmer


"Voting arrangements in Florida do not meet 'basic international requirements' and could undermine the US election, former US President Jimmy Carter says.

He said a repeat of the irregularities of the much-disputed 2000 election - which gave President George W Bush the narrowest of wins - 'seems likely'.

Carter has monitored more than 50 elections worldwide."

If there's a hell below, the peanut man from Plains, GA. is certainly gonna go. I know, I know. He won the Nobel Peace Prize. He builds homes for poor people. He's cute and cuddly. How could I say such things about this endearing world figure? Let's look at one of those free and fair elections Mr. Carter oversaw recently, one in which a Socialist thug named Hugo Chavez miraculously won re-election to the presidency of Venezuela.

FrontPage Magazine's Steven Hayward writes:

"While exit polls conducted by the very reliable American firm of Penn, Schoen, and Berland showed Chavez losing by a large margin (59 – 41), the official results put Chavez free and clear by a vote of 58 to 41 percent.     

How could the exit polls be nearly 40 points off?  The short answer is, they weren’t.  Chavez, whose anti-democratic, pro-Castro sympathies are openly proclaimed (he tried to block the constitutionally-mandated referendum for months), stole the election.  'I think it was massive fraud,' Doug Schoen told Michael Barone at U.S. News and World Report. 'Our internal sourcing tells us that there was fraud in the [Venezuelan] central commission.'  There are widespread reports of irregularities and evidence of fraud, many of them ably recorded by Mary Anastasia O’Grady in the Wall Street Journal last week. Carter is untroubled by any of this, and declares that Chavez won 'fair and square.' ”

Venezuela was nearly swallowed whole by revolution during Chavez's tenure. The elections Mr. Carter oversaw, and had the gonads to christen as legitimate, were marred by violence as a number of opposition activists and voters were killed by gangs of Chavez supporters. But thank heaven we have the humble, peanut harvesting, homebuilding former president, to let us know 6 weeks in advance, that OUR elections will undoubtedly be a fraud.

I'm sure the youth of Iran, to whom you delivered the Ayatollahs, wish you'd come to Tehran, Herr Carter. You could help them build homes. And harvest peanuts. And oversee their elections, if such things were allowed there.