Things You Didn’t Know about Jimmy Carter

Larrylambert
3 min readMar 20, 2023

Politics aside, he’s a very smart man.

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Jimmy Carter has been in the news recently because of beginning hospice care. While Carter’s presidency is poorly remembered by most Americans, Carter the man has received very high marks for personal integrity and his humanity.

While a lot of politicians have relatives that might be charitably called, “eccentric,” Jimmy had his brother Billy, who migth fall in the category of, “colorful.” So, let’s take a look at some Jimmy Carter related facts.

1: Jimmy grew up in a poor rural area of Georgia. Indoor plumbing and electricity weren’t common.

That might explain why brother Billy would pee in unconventional areas.

2: In a 1976 interview with “Playboy,” Jimmy said he had committed adultery in my heart” numerous times.

Fortunately, the adultery never traveled south.

3: Jimmy didn’t care for the trappings of the presidency.

He even sold the presidential yacht, thinking it was a symbol of opulence. Besides, it was really hard to fish off of.

4: Carter also banned the playing of, “Hail to the Chief.”

He also wasn’t thrilled when they played, “What a Fool Believes.” Wait, being told they never played that.

5: Carter had solar panels installed on the White House roof.

The panels weren’t quite as effective as they could have been because of the dark clouds over his presidency.

6: Jimmy filed a report of a possible UFO with National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena.

It turned out it was a Chinese weather balloon. Hold on, being told that wasn’t the case.

7: He shooed away a rabbit who was swimming towards his boat with a boat paddle.

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Larrylambert

You probably don't know my name, but have likely seen my work. I've written for numerous syndicated cartoon strips and my gags have appeared in national pubs.