The Republican Party in the US (the War Party) is approaching panic at the lack of a potential winner for the next Presidential Election (assuming Bush doesn’t treat us to a Nuclear Winter as his coup de grace). Why are they panicking, when the have a dream candidate waiting in the wings? And what a candidate!
How could the Dems compete against someone who’s been an army general, decorated submarine captain, Director of both the CIA director and the FBI (he was also an FBI agent), a Senator, admiral, White House chief of staff and successful criminal prosecutor? Fred Thompson has been all of those things, and to crown it all he talks kinda folksy and has a steely gaze that’d terrify al-Qaida. And doesnt he look sooooooo Presidential?
Only one small problem, all were in acting roles in film or TV. But it is only a small problem – for when did Americans differentiate between screen and reality?
But sadly, this brings its own problems, because Thompson has a grim secret that can't be hidden. You see he played a white supremacist, spewing anti-Semitic comments and fondling an autographed copy of "Mein Kampf" on a television drama 19 years ago. Can't see him charming his way out of that one.