Sunday, May 20, 2007

Love that dirty water...

I'm astounded by the glee with with Fred Thompson's snarky video is being received by the culture warriors.
Thompson scorched Moore in his witty video, dangling an unlit (Cuban?) cigar alongside a civics lesson that pointed out the perils of Moore's collaborating with the fickle dictator Fidel Castro.
Colloborating with Castro? Does anyone seriously think Moore ever laid eyes on the guy? Last I heard Castro was on his death bed.
Republican strategist Kent Gates said it clearly was Thompson's moment: "It was quick, clever and precise in the way he responded to the attack."
A polite request to debate is an attack? Man, are these people getting desperate or what?
Thompson has said he wants to run a different type of campaign, and the video clip proves it. It was the almost-candidate himself stepping up and doing something Americans haven't seen.
Yeah, a candidate for president backing down from a legitimate invitation to debate a serious issue by mocking a fellow citizen with snide innuendos about his mental health while waving around the ultimate phallic symbol of an unhealthy habit.

Sure it plays well with the rabid righties that are always slavering after the next red meat moment, but I don't think that sort of symbolism is going to play so well in Peoria.

Labels: , , ,

Bookmark and Share


Blogger Henry Louis Gomez said...

Are you kidding me? You don't have to see castro to colloborate with him. Just ask Jesse Jackson or Charlie Rangel. Oh I'm sorry they did see Castro and do collaborate with him.

Fred Thompson was absolutely right in turning Michael Moore down. Moore is not a serious personality, he's a partisan crank and such a debate would have only elevated Moore to Thomspon's level and dropped Thompson to Moore's.

The fact is that Michael Moore was shown up as the putz that he is. Thompson answered the challenge quickly in a visual medium that if anyone should have known how to use it was Moore.

I'm laughing my ass off at your asessment of the situation. I hope you get used that "snarky" style because you may just have to live it with for 8 years.

7:57:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thanks for the comment Henry. I might point out that Thompson started it by criticizing Moore in the first place, so it's not like Moore just decided to confront old Freddy. And frankly I think it's kind of silly to accuse Moore of colloborating. Colloborating on what? He's doing a movie on health care, not trying to overthrow the farookin government.

By the way, I think hysterical laughter is the first sign of MDS.

8:50:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home