Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Fred Thompson makes his debate debut tonight

What are the odds that old Fred Thompson will make it through the Republican debate tonight without looking like an uninformed fool?

This will be his first presidential debate and this one will focus primarily on the economy. I doubt that is one of Fred’s best subjects. Come to think of it, does he have a best subject?


Blogger fallenmonk said...

While I do not ordinarily watch GOP debates this one might be worth it just for the entertainment value. Maybe with a script and some rehearsal Fred might not make a complete fool of himself but I wouldn't give odds.

October 09, 2007 3:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His best issue? "Let me tell you about my grandchildren."

Look for the Suspicious Square Bulge on his back (like the one Bush wore in the '04 debates); his answers will be spoonfed to him.


October 09, 2007 4:14 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

The things grouchy old men will do to impress the child bride who craves power.

Maybe she needs to hook up with Rudy.

It's about time for him to find another mate.

October 09, 2007 4:49 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

fred does have a best subject
"what to do with your hollywood million$: or how an ugly lazy grandpa picks up trophy wives."

October 09, 2007 5:59 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

I will be watching and looking for what fight he and Rudy will start with one another.

October 09, 2007 6:03 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Man, wouldn't it be awesome if Grandpa Fred and Roody Jewels got into a big old scrap and started wrasslin' right there on the stage!?

FT: I'm tough on terrorism!
RG: No, I'M tough on terrorism. Did you see me on 9/11?
FT: No, I was in makeup. But I'm still tougher--tougher than a tick on a hound dawg.
RG: Listen, you hillbilly...
FT: That's it! Leg wrassle!
RG: Where's my gun?

October 09, 2007 6:33 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

the republicans have shown us that they don't care if someone is an uninformed fool. hell, we've had one for the last eight years.

October 09, 2007 7:24 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Dude will be channeling his best Raygun...lost and senile.

October 09, 2007 7:28 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Wow...great minds. I just put up my daily post and it's all about Fred and the debate. I hope I don't miss it tonight, I love watching the Republicans be...Republicans.

October 09, 2007 7:47 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Republicans don't listen, therefore they assume nobody else listens, therefore they think they don't have to care what comes out of their flappin' uptight little silverspoon-fed yaps.

If this debate pre-empts reruns of "Law & Order," I am going to be SO pissed.

October 09, 2007 7:49 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

PS: My dog's at the vet getting barium x-rays, so I may be a little edgy. Apologies...

October 09, 2007 7:51 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Thompson's best subject? Looking dumb as a post and still making it into the debate. Maybe he'll have a "why am I here?" moment.

October 09, 2007 7:59 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

who needs the aggravation? bunch of lying blow hards.john stewart and keith olberman will provide the humor required for the man and i to tolerate the "highlights"

October 09, 2007 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why I love the internet....
12 compassionate Liberals spewing hate and invective like Limbaugh never could

October 09, 2007 8:06 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

don't be so sure, mack.
i, for one have little, if any compassion left for your ilk.

October 09, 2007 8:14 AM  
Blogger Sherry Pasquarello said...

best subject?

well it sure wouldn't be the fall of the soviet union!

October 09, 2007 9:40 AM  
Blogger Handsome B. Wonderful said...

Fred Thompson: He's not a presidential candidate, he just tries to play one on t.v.

October 09, 2007 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lower Mack...get lost. Go back to your Cheetos. If you consider the discussion here as "spewing hate and invective" you are one pathetic 12 year old.

October 09, 2007 11:21 AM  
Blogger XUP said...

Up here in Canada we're having a lot of trouble telling the difference between American TV shows and American politics. Like, do you have to be a good actor or a bad actor to get elected? And, do the actors know when they're supposed to be doing a real job and when they're just pretending?

October 09, 2007 11:41 AM  
Blogger Human said...

Don't know the man so I can't say.
I do know that I just got a new machine and am back to blogging.
Good to see your still at it Pop.

October 09, 2007 12:15 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

I think his best subject is "don't I look good in this suit ?" and lets not forget " did you watch me on TV?" I think James said it best.... James said...
Fred Thompson: He's not a presidential candidate, he just tries to play one on t.v.

October 09, 2007 10:27 AM

October 09, 2007 12:46 PM  
Blogger In_Flight said...

Can't wait to watch the idiot bumble and stutter. I heard he's horrible at this sort of thing, not to mention the fact they have to tell him what to say in an earpiece.

October 09, 2007 1:44 PM  
Blogger fashiongirl said...

If he gets into trouble he can always fall back on his Hunt for Red October dialogue..."Russians don't take a dump without a plan son." I swear I hear it every time he shows up in the press.

October 09, 2007 3:54 PM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Expectations at this point are such that if the man fails to fall asleep and drool at the podium, it will be considered a successful debate for Thompson. And the target audience will stand dumbfounded at his eloquence.

Could the bar get any lower? (Please, don't answer that - it was rhetorical.) We are sooooo screwed...

October 09, 2007 3:55 PM  
Blogger jmsjoin said...

I had no idea he has been around since Nixon was in office until I saw it today. Nixon was no prize himself of course but he called Thompson the stupidest politician he's ever seen and I have to agree with him. He just seems like a joke and I see him getting nowhere.

October 09, 2007 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not quite sure if I would bother watching these guys even if I could. What I am sure about, though, is that my fragile mental state, brought by your present administration, wouldn't allow me to pay attention for the full length of the "debate" without going bananas.

Big Fred made, just recently, a remark about the dangers of the Soviet Union. The collapse of the "Evil Empire" might have gone by Fred due to a tight filming schedule of his, but then again, the recent American foreign policies wouldn't miss a beat with him, would they now?

October 09, 2007 4:58 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Pekka, the "Soviet Union" is emerging once again as a threat in Putin's Russia. They are taking advantage of the state of world affairs and reasserting themselves as a power in Europe. Take the new flights of bombers toward Britain that have required NATO aircraft to intercept them.

Russia is a country that still cannot account for all of its cold war nuclear weapons. It is currently being run by the vestages of the KGB. There are too many who wish to see communism again.

There is a threat there worth mentioning.

October 09, 2007 6:25 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

Everytime he finished speaking, in my mind I kept hearing the Law & Order ker-chunk sound.

October 09, 2007 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Robert, and thank you for your reply! What struck me with Big Fred's "Soviet announcement" was it's careless inaccuracy in historical and even in political terms. That's not so good for the man who wants to be in charge. Not quite knowing, using ill-informed sources and conveying it all in confusing language has become a norm lately but one still hopes that the new president of your great nation will change all that. Thompson doesn't seem to be the one to do it.

Nevertheless, you did make some good points about Russia while making one great error. What ever form of governance will be in Russia, it will not be communism.

October 09, 2007 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mac is right - lots of hate here - like the same could not be said about the democrat candidates.

October 09, 2007 9:59 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Well, he's got LGF all excited...though that's not saying much.

October 09, 2007 11:03 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Didn't get to see much of it...but dumb as stumps as usual.

October 10, 2007 12:13 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Old Fred couldn't get through his lines without looking down at his script. Nothing he said came from his brain, but it came from the notes that were given to him by Cheney's daughter.

October 10, 2007 7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen anything here that rivals the "Obama Osama" or "Hitlery Clinton" crap I see everywhere else. At least people here are talking about issues and real personality traits. I agree that it would be great if issues were all anyone discussed, but for conservatives to compare this discussion to Rush's type of rhetoric is disingenuous indeed. When Democrats take it silently, they're called spineless. When they show some spine, they're called hypocrites. Have conservatives anything to offer besides ad hominem criticisms anymore? It would be nice if they did, because some TRUE conservative (not that NEOCON crap that has no likeness) ideas are worth pursuing.

October 10, 2007 8:06 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Pekka, Thanks for the reply. I didn't say it would be communism, I stated that there were those exerting influence to return to communism.

I think many in Russia are becoming wealthy and have tasted capitalism. Communism may not return, but it isn't democracy either.

October 10, 2007 7:43 PM  
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