Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Just what we need--another actor as president

These guys are frightening, because they can convince anybody of anything. All you have to do is feed them their lines. Thus Reagan convinced us it was "morning in America," and made us think of our favorite grandfathers, while giving tax breaks to his handlers, busting our budget, and disabling the Sherman anti-trust Act to begin the process of putting our precious resources into the hands of private industry. Thompson has all the credentials to repeat the magic act.

The Washington Monthly: "Thompson is a guy whose political record in the Senate was a big zero; whose only real claim to fame is being a character actor on TV and in films; who has done nothing to distinguish himself this year except deliver a few vaguely Reaganesque pastiches in a nice baritone; who is apparently not Christian enough for James Dobson's taste; who has no known issues that he really cares deeply about; and whose most famous quality is his laziness."

Then there is the story about how Thompson went to campaign rallies in a red pickup truck, and after the rally, drove to a nearby location and switched to a waiting silver luxury sedan for the rest of his trip. Watch the pretty picture, not the guy behind the screen.


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