The Corner

Carter Blames Kennedy

Hot on the heels of National Review’s Carter cover, 60 Minutes takes a look at the Man from Plains. Carter slams Teddy Kennedy in the interview:

CARTER: The fact is that we would have had comprehensive health care now, had it not been for Ted Kennedy deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed in 1978 or 1979.

STAHL: And you blame Teddy for the failure?

CARTER: Exactly.

STAHL: Health care, his issue.

CARTER: Exactly. It was his fault. Ted Kennedy killed the bill.

STAHL: Just to spite you? That’s the implication.

CARTER: That’s the implication. He did not want to see me have a major success in that realm of American life.

Maybe Carter should have tapped Teddy for secretary of state.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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