Addition To Blog
Namely, WHY THE HELL IS THE STUPID REPUBLICAN BASE GETTING ALL EXCITED ABOUT THIS FRED THOMPSON CHARACTER??? Are the Repubs so desperately sentimental about the halcyon Reagan days that they'll transform any old nobody into a star contender for GOP candidacy - as long as that particular nobody tenuously shadows some elements of the Gipper's bio? Does anyone actually know what Thompson stands for? Yeah, he had a short and unspectacular Senate career. Yes, we know he played a bunch of minor roles in movies and, more recently, had a major part in the TV drama Law & Order. Hey, spose that makes him a sort of Hollywood celebrity! When Reagan was running for presidency, he was a sort of Hollywood celebrity! Thus Thompson = Reagan, right?
Dear lord, you idiots. Ron Paul's your man - not that it'll happen, although according to this he did well in the recent Republican candidates' debate. There's (exceedingly slight) hope yet of a libertarian President in the Whitehouse in 2008.