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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Fred Thompson, Huh? Keep Talking, You've Got My Attention...

I absolutely refuse to get excited because I don't want my hopes to get dashed, but I like what I've read and heard about Fred Thompson so far.

Classical Values (who says "I So Hope He Runs") looks at some of the early interest being stirred, and wonders if the critics who say that Thompson lacks the "drive" to be President aren't confusing that "with a distaste for the egomania so closely associated with campaigning for high office." That wouldn't be a bad thing, right?

On a side note, here's what Thompson said about the Iranian complaint that the film 300 is culturally insensitive:
Who are these guys who are getting all flushed over our cultural insensitivity?

People who want to blow Jews off the face of the earth. The regime that stormed our embassy in 1979 and kept Americans captive for 444 days. Iran’s Hezbollah puppets have killed more Americans, than any other terrorist group except Al Qaeda. Explosive devices from Iran are being used right now against our soldiers in Iraq. They’re clearly more skittish about cultural warfare than the sort that actually kills people – like the one against Israel that Iran financed just a few months ago.

I must say that I’m impressed that Hollywood took on a politically incorrect villain. Must have run out of neo-Nazis. So now these sensitive souls in Iran think that Hollywood is part of a U.S. government conspiracy to humiliate them into submission. I can only wish we were that effective.
I like him.

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