Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977-1981. He was succeeded in that office by Ronald Reagan.

Zappa about Jimmy Carter

"We're witnessing the President in an extremely impotent position just because somebody thousands of miles away wants to raise the price of a few, basic raw materials that are necessary to U.S. industry. He can't please everybody. He can't please the Arabs and he can't make things any better for the U.S. industrial guys who are putting pressure on him. The people who voted him in are scratching their heads and going, "What's he going to do for us?" It's not just that Carter is a nerd. I don't think that anybody could be in that chair and do anything better right now. It makes it slightly worse that Carter is in there because he looks worse when he screws up." - Quoted from He's Only 38 and He Knows How to Nasty, Clark Peterson, Relix magazine, November 1979.

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