Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Submariner President Finally Vindicated


During his presidential re-election campaign in 1979 [19], James Earl Carter was mocked for reporting that a swamp rabbit on a farm pond allegedly swam to and attempted to board his small fishing boat. The story appeared on the front page of The Washington Post and was reported on the evening news of all the major television networks.

I well remember the TV commentator referring to President Jimmy Carter's Killer Rabbit encounter. So much personal and Republican ridicule ensued it was as if Carter had reported seeing a UFO. Actually, he had already reported his UFO sighting in 1969 (copy of Carter's UFO report).

Now, there is more evidence of close encounters seemingly of the 5th (whiskey) kind. Here is an amazing one (photo above):
Much to my amazement my colleagues and I spotted this guy swimming for the rocks in Lake Burragorang. Even the locals were surprised to see that kangaroos can swim. August 2006 --Kendall Shaw

President Carter, at last, may be vindicated as the honest, observant fellow he really is. Afterall, he was once a submariner. These submarine fellows, even the crazy nukes, are more observant than most, less likely to spout outlandish stories (their true stories are incredible enough) and next to NASA astronauts, more apt to have bizarre, out of world experiences than ordinary people.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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5 Comments:

At 07 March, 2007 21:39, Blogger reddog said...

I never thought Jimmy lied about anything, then or now, did you?

 
At 08 March, 2007 01:17, Blogger Vigilis said...

Never thought the man to be dishonest, no.

 
At 09 March, 2007 14:10, Blogger Old Gary said...

Sometimes I wonder how Jimmy got Rickover's personal approval.

 
At 09 March, 2007 19:09, Blogger Vigilis said...

Never thought of that, but it seems an excellent question considering what the media has seen fit to reveal about both gentlemen. Thanks, Old Gary.

 
At 10 March, 2007 09:37, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When he ran for office the first time he claimed to be a "nuclear sub sailor'. Although he never actually served on a nuke.
My guess is Rickover approved him and then disapproved him. The reason he went back to the farm was pretty weak.

 

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