Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fred Thompson reinforces concerns about his cluelessness

Excerpted from The Carpetbagger Report:
* Asked about the Jena Six, Thompson said, “I don’t know anything about it.”

* Asked about his thoughts on the Terri Schiavo matter, Thompson said, “That’s going back in history. I don’t remember the details of it.”

* Asked about hurricane property insurance while campaigning in Florida, a huge local issue, Thompson said he doesn’t “know all the facts surrounding that case.”

* Asked about Social Security reform, one of the top issues on his policy agenda, Thompson said he couldn’t remember what Bush’s position was on Social Security two years ago.

* Asked about oil drilling in the Everglades, while campaigning in Florida, Thompson said he didn’t know there was oil under the Everglades and didn’t know it was an important local issue.
So this is the great white hope for the Republicans? This is Tweety's Aqua Velvet Man?


Don Jones said...

Being from Tennessee I know about Fred Thompson. He never tells a lie even if it hurts him politically. If he does not know the answer to a question he will tell you so rather than fake it. He recently stirred up some of the religious followers by being precise in responding to a question about his church attendance. It may have lost him some votes but in the face of God he told the truth. That is why Fred Thompson grows on you.

He tells you the opinion of Fred Thompson, not the opinion of the Republican Party. He slams George Bush and the current Administration if necessary. That is why Fred Thompson grows on you.

Often his speeches roll off the top of his head, rather than copious notes, teleprompters, aide prompters and Hollywood tactics. He talks while he is thinking and thinks while he is talking. Most unusual for a politician. That is why Fred Thompson grows on you.

There are no handlers behind the scene. Fred handles the handlers. When you see and listen to Fred you are seeing and listening to Fred Thompson, not a haircut or rehearsed sound bites or canned responses written by a team of writers. You are enjoying Fred the man, the way it used to be in the old days, like off the back of a train or the top of a load of hay. That is why Fred Thompson grows on you.

You are watching a man who does not need fame. You are watching a man who does not need money. You are watching a man who is already in most homes, many worldwide, on TV. You are watching a man who has plenty of love by plenty of people. You are watching a man who's wife was never the subject of tacky remarks. You are watching a man who never before was called dumb. You are watching a man who could wear his quality loafers anywhere and ride in a golf cart and never be made the butt of uncomplimentary and rude remarks by the nations press. You are watching a man who never was called a dog's name by the top pundits. You are watching a man who takes the punches, and keeps on keeping on, because he loves his country more than his crudely ridiculed persona. That is why Fred Thompson grows on you.

What do you think it is like going to bed as Fred Thompson? A man who stood back and watched to see what kind of race was being run out there in rant and rave land. A man who would not jump the fence until he absolutely knew he was the best for the job, based upon what he watched going down. A man who has been shot full of holes before he made a trial run, after he made a trial run and all claimed his money raising was poor when in fact it was excellent when the facts were known. Going to bed as Fred Thompson would be torture for the writer and most of us out there, I suspect. The man has guts and fortitude. That's why Fred Thompson grows on you.

He loves his country and he despises some of the things the future generations are going to bear based upon current legacy's to be passed down. He is going to change that. Softballs and hard balls he can handle. Shame for America he cannot handle. That is why Fred Thompson grows on you.

Every time Fred goes up in the poles, the foreign enemies shudder. They pay money to put him down. Our enemies do not want Fred in charge of America. They love the quitters. What nationality was the fellow who just got indited for donating huge sums to Hillary? I am close to making a unsubstantiated charge here, but he was not of American decent. The point is who really would you like leading our foreign affairs? Quitters, folks who change their minds about supporting our fighting men because you can't run for President unless you claim you were duped.

If you were duped by George Bush, how are you going to be against the Middle East dupers who have been duping for centuries? It is their way of life and the way they make a living. How can you stand up and claim you were duped by America and then be a quitter and expect votes? Well she is getting them. Amazing.

The Clinton's came to town in a used car and started out with two US Government salaries. They left the White House on their way, fairly comfortable and now they are as rich as a NY Cheesecake. White house memorabilia and furniture included. Do you suppose that came naturally?

Fred Thompson planted his seed lately in a garden which was full of fertilizer already laid out for him to use in growing. He is growing upon the others fertilizer and he is growing upon you.

Mildly Brilliant said...

Speaking of "canned responses," I seriously doubt you just wrote that because you didn't have enough time to--I just posted this. So in essense your damage control proves exactly opposite what you are trying to espouse.

Or do you really think that an actor, who bought a red pick up truck just before running to show he is one of us, is genuine?

If so I have an night vision home movie of Paris Hilton getting porked that no one has ever seen to sell to you.