I love Isaiah's comic. I hope you do too. Billy Carter.
Roger Clinton, in the 90s, was supposed to be another Billy Carter. He was not up to it. Few people are.
At best, Jimmy Carter's younger brother was a prankster. Others felt he went further than that. He did trade on his name (why not?) and come up with Billy Beer (while his brother was president) and he seemed to enjoy being outrageous. But then came things like registering to be a lobbyist for the government of Libya which was followed with accusations that Billy Carter received ten times the cash he declared he was paid by Libya. As I remember it, it all ended up in one of those Congressional hearings where nothing is ever accomplished.
So Billy Carter was the perfect choice.
And before there was Chelsea Clinton, there was Amy Carter. Chelsea was picked on and actually picked on worse than Amy Carter was.
But Amy was picked on and made fun of. I remember cartoons of her which seemed to exist solely to let you know that she (Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter's daughter) had glasses. She was a little girl when she lived in the White House and certainly went on to lead a productive life. So good for her.
It is weird to think about the Carters because I was still a young woman when he was in office. I still had kids in school. Now I am an old woman and a grandmother and will probably be a great-grandmother before this decade ends.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: