Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fred Thompson's Brief Honeymoon

Media cycles are getting shorter. After weeks of blowing kisses at the unannounced candidate who is front-running in Republican polls, reporters are piling on.

Last week’s sighing over his track record with the ladies as a bachelor has turned into clucking over the drawbacks of having a “trophy wife.”

On one coast, the New York Times reports that Thompson’s supporters “have been wrestling with the public reaction to Jeri Kehn Thompson, whose youthfulness, permanent tan and bleached blond hair present a contrast to the 64-year-old man who hopes to win the hearts of the conservative core of the Republican party. Will the so-called values voters accept this union?”

On the other coast, the Los Angeles Times reveals that the former Senator-actor “accepted an assignment from a family-planning group to lobby the first Bush White House to ease a controversial abortion restriction.”

Suddenly, the earthy, straight-shooting country-boy candidate is being re-cast as a dirty old man who talks out of both sides of his mouth about the sacredness of unborn life.

Welcome to 21st century Presidential politics, Senator. After they love you to death, the harpies will turn on you. Ask John McCain about “media payback.”

But don’t be discouraged. The next cycle will undoubtedly be devoted to debunking some of the debunking.


dave in boca said...

These two LAT & NYT hit pieces come on the heels of Keith-O's "Nixon's Mole" charge and of course, Joe Skankborough's idiotic remark about "working the pole." [Joe himself was caught trying to work an intern, but since he's turned DNC evidence, he's now exempt] Thompson isn't going to drag his wife and mother of his daughter into the mud-pits that skanks and sweat mamas like Elizabeth Edwards enjoy sloshing around in.

Mike Rowe should take a stint as a DNC fecal-snuffer nosing through the garbage heaps of slander and innuendo---beats most of the Dirty Jobs he's done on his Discovery show!

Fred Thompson reeks integrity, and Clinton Inc has a thousand skeletons buried, in closets, & in plain sight. Can you imagine the shrieks & twittering if B. Hussein Obama gets a closer look in his childhood madrasa in Indonesia?

Not to mention Hair-and-Makeup candidate Mr.Elizabeth Edwards.

Watch 'n Wait said...

Dave...I think it best to wait until you can identify integrity before you comment on who has it and who doesn't. Sheesh!

Capt. Fogg said...

"skanks and sweat mamas like Elizabeth Edwards"

"Reeks" integrity? Odd use of the word, but perhaps to someone who talks like you, integrity does smell fishy.

nolocontendere said...

dave in boca usually sounds like he's actually a bot programmed to write sentences but has a small flaw in the programming.

Now that Thompson actually has to iterate some substance after weeks of speculation and gushing over his faux manly posturing, we'll get to see if there's actually anything there. I'm thinking besides the usual repug talking points he's an empty suit - even Nixon called him "dumb as hell".