Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fred Thompson: "I'm, Well...Announcing My Candidacy's Announcement"

There are plenty of reasons to dismiss Fred Thompson's run for the Repuglican Nomination for the Presidency. He's a failed lawyer who claims to have brought down the Nixon Administration (Nixon's comment on learning the young Fred would be handling part of the Watergate hearings: "But he's the dumbest son of a bitch alive!" Erlichmann: "It looks like we're stuck with him, sir."), a lounge-lizard lobbyist, an outstandingly mediocre Senator, and a one-note actor valued for his ability to emote blithe superiority and hawkishly cynical ambivalence. As an added bonus, his face looks like it got caught in the tracks of a Caterpillar at a garbage dump. You can probably see where I'm heading with this:
He's the perfect Republican candidate.
Mitt Romney may be born to wear a dark suit, and Giuliani may assuage the latent longing for Mussolini that lurks in us all, but did either of them appear on Law & Order (I mean for more than 5 minutes) or star as the Navy Admiral in Crimson Tide and about 20 other Cold-War-paranoia movies? I don't think so. Although he has no religion to speak of, Fred makes the fundies feel all warm inside every time he trails off with a "Well..." Nobody else on The Trail can do that. No one can call him a pretty boy. He has no voting record to speak of. He's pure image, false as a storefront in a 50's Western.

But can a shiftless, anti-intellectual idiot beat a "cold, calculating" latter-day Lucretia Borgia? Could the same idiot win against a "naive" (black) man? Maybe he won't run?

10 comments:

Zoey & Me said...

Is America ready for a trophy wife first lady?

Anonymous said...

The only actor named Fred I would vote for is Flintstone. Yes, Wilma is a trophy wife, but he wears a dress and hangs out with his BFF Barney.

Naj said...

:))
LOL

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

I really can't stand Thompson. The latest rumor is his cancer has returned. We'll see how far his campaign goes in any case.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

BTW Marc, I've posted "Why We Fight" a must-see for anyone interested in the Iraq "war" and the current push for bombing Iran.

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