Sunday, April 15, 2007

Fred Thompson

I should have worn a turtleneck.
Fred Dalton Thompson (lawyer, lobbyist, registered foreign agent, former senator, character actor, public speaker and, maybe, presidential candidate and his lovely wife, Jeri. How can anyone think Bill Clinton would make a better first lady?

Fun in the foxhole with Fred.
The Draft Thompsonites are certain this former senator from Tennessee should be the Republican nominee in 2008. Wonkette credits the Thompson site with doing a good job of pointing out that "he’s not a complete amoral scumbag like the declared Republican presidential candidates..." but finds it more than a little ironic that the party constantly preaching about the evils of "Hollywood-types" is seriously considering trotting out another Hollywood-type as their candidate for president.

'God hates Fred Thompson.  It says so right here.'

Thompson still has his problems on the wacko right of the party of Jesus. According to a report in U. S. News & World Report, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson said, "I don't think he's a Christian." When informed that Thompson had, indeed, been baptized in the Church of Christ, a Dobson spokesman was unimpressed and claimed Thompson did not speak openly enough about his faith to be considered a truly committed Christian of the type that would appeal to Evangelical voters. Dobson's pick of the litter among Republicans is Newt Gingrich, the man who was truly committed to having an affair while pursuing impeachment against President Bill Clinton. Dobson claimed that Gingrich was the "brightest guy out there" and "the most articulate politician on the scene today." Obviously Dobson hasn't watched nearly enough Law & Order reruns.