Verbal Bouquets: Grace notes at the Carter Center

Grace notes at the Carter Center

They are strikingly different in style and temperament, and their philosophies of government are at least as far apart as Hollywood and Plains, Ga. Yet when they came together last Wednesday in Atlanta, their distinctions were for the moment brushed away by the one thing they have in common: their custodianship of the presidency. As Ronald and Nancy Reagan joined Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter for the dedication of the new $25 million Carter Presidential Center, what might have passed as a routine ribbon cutting provided the nation with a rare glimpse of adversaries transcending enmity with tact, grace and high style.

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