Saturday, September 08, 2007
Oh God, Not Fred.
Swell, the GOP has a new old fart to worship. Fred Thompson.
Like Reagan, he's an actor. He plays roles like a N.Y. District Attorney who's plainspoken, gruff, tough on crime and soft on the American flag, apple pie and Christian values.
Unlike Reagan, he's a registered lobbyist.
He lobbied for an insurance company trying to reduce its asbestos liability. He lobbied for a savings and loan deregulation bill that helped screw the taxpayers out of $150 billion in bail-out money. He lobbied for a nuclear reactor project that was canceled before it was built--after the taxpayers sunk $1.7 billion into it.
Jack Abramoff has nothing on this scumbag.
On the Senate campaign trail, he used to have his limo take him to where he had his prop red pickup garaged, got in it, drove to appearances and drove it back to the garage and got back into his limo.
He's a fucking phony is what he is.
I was aghast to learn he's only 11 years older than me. I thought he was in his mid 70's. My hunch is he's a boozer--he's got the bloodshot eyes and the rosecea for it.
Those gullible, gutless ignorant Republicans have been praying for another Hollywood-honed facade of a man to worship, and here comes old Fred, straight from Central Casting.
Oh, and Fred's straight, too.
His trophy wife is 40. He's 65. They have two kids, a 4-year-old and an 11-month old. His oldest son is 47.
His daughter died in 2002 in her mid-40's of a drug overdose.
With the Republican rank and file's penchant for macho style without substance, Fred's the best thing since George W. bought his ranchette and started clearing brush.
I worry that Fred will fool the imbecilic GOP lemmings just like Bush and Rove did. In fact, I predict that Karl Rove left Bush so he could join the Thompson campaign and help him bullshit his way into the Oval Office.
If America elects yet another phony, right-wing, money grubbing, war mongering, lobbyist motherfucker like this jowly old piece of shit, I give up.
I'm moving to Australia and shacking up with Jane.