Things You Shouldn’t Say About Yourself

President Jimmy Carter in an interview with NBC News:

I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents.

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  1. john personna says:

    As opposed to dead ones?
    (Actually, I like Jimmy as an ex-president.)

  2. Trumwill says:

    I can’t remember who said it, but it struck me as true when I heard it: Carter is vastly overrated as a former president, but his presidency is actually underrated.

  3. john personna says:

    Probably said by someone who built a few less houses, Trumwill.