Jason Carter Discusses Egypt

Want a little foriegn policy in your Georgia politics today?  Senator Jason Carter will be on CNN at 12:30 discussing his recent experience as an elections monitor in Egypt.  The Twitter says he’ll be on with Suzanne Malveaux sometime during the second half of the hour.

7 comments

  1. Baker says:

    I think Jason Carter is pretty good in general but this elections monitoring business is something of which he should steer clear.

    I know he is not his granddad, and I know everyone knows this, but it’s worth a mention again that Jimmy’s history in that area is a bit shaky.

        • Blake says:

          It’s paywalled. Anyway, what does that have to do with Jimmy C.? Did he certify the elections, or say they were perfectly clean or something?

          • Baker says:

            Yeah, basically. In short, the 2004 election was very controversial there and the Carter Center gave their stamp of approval after reviewing the voting machines the Chavez government pointed them to.

            He oversaw the elections in Haiti, against the expressed wishes of the Clinton administration. A coup followed not too long after.

            …and from Ethiopia (the source is a no longer in existence CNN page)

            “The EU report also said former U.S. President Carter, who led a team of 50 election observers, undermined the electoral process and EU criticism with “his premature blessing of the elections and early positive assessment of the results.”

            Unless there is a “drastic reverse toward good democratic practice” the observer team and EU “will have to publicly denounce the situation.”

            “Otherwise, the EU jointly with ex-President Carter will be held largely responsible for the lack of transparency, and assumed rigging, of the elections.””

  2. SallyForth says:

    I’m just glad to see a Georgia legislator who is articulate and speaks of something beyond guns, gays, and abortion.

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