I am trying to temper my excitement but I can feel myself chugging the Kool-Aid. Fred!
Posted by Karol at 11:18 PM
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Fred should spend his new free time taking speech training.
He fools with his glasses continually which is very distracting. Plus he moves around the podium while he is talking. Not only is that distracting it makes him hard to hear as he moves out of range of the mike.
This is one step towards the Jessie Ventura-ing of the white house.
Not so chilly: He is certainly more qualified than any Democrat running for office:
Fred Thompson grew up in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy and political science from Memphis State University in 1964 and his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1967, working his way through school. Two years after law school, Thompson was named an Assistant United States Attorney and at the age of 30 was appointed Minority Counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee, where he served in 1973 and 1974. In 1977 Thompson took on the case of a Tennessee Parole Board chairman fired under suspicious circumstances. Thompson’s work helped to expose a cash-for-clemency scheme that ultimately toppled the governor. The scandal became the subject of a best-selling book and later a film
In his first campaign for public office, Thompson was elected by the people of Tennessee in 1994 to the remaining two years of an unexpired Senate term. When he was returned for a full term in 1996, he received more votes than any previous candidate for any office in Tennessee history. He won two elections in two years by more than twenty points each. Senator Thompson retired from the Senate in 2002, having served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and a member of the Senate committee on Finance.
In his time in the Senate, Thompson focused on issues such as reducing taxes, curbing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and eliminating government waste, fraud and abuse.
But are people supproting his background or the persona? (and I am not sure how that particular bio demonstrates that he’s more qualified than the other two-time senator who served on the watergate committee, but so be it). In any event, his support has been slipping over the past couple of months. I wonder if the idea of a candidacy is going to end up having been more popular than the candidacy itself…
People being fired under suspicious circumstances? cash for clemency? Sounds like Fred should dust off his little red truck and investigate Gonzales and the rest of the present administration!