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President Carter

Posted by Corine Macintosh on September 12, 2001

In Reply to: President Carter posted by H Blackwell on July 18, 2001

: : : President Jimmy Carter once used the phrase (to his regret) in a reply to a question from an African-American also surnamed "Carter."

: : : To paraphrase the encounter:

: : : The man asked, "My name's 'Carter' and your name is 'Carter.' How come we're not related." To which the President responded, "Lot's of Georgia families have a [word removed in order to comply with Google's Publisher Policy] in the woodpile."

Wrong Carter. The man who said that was James G. Carter, a Georgia State Senator. It was misattributed to Jimmy Carter because they're from the same state and because of the similarity of their names.