Republican Debate/Fred Thompson’s Much Better Half

A short note on last night’s Republican “debate” at the Reagn Library. 

Scariest moment: when by a show of hands, Brownback, Tancredo and Huckabee indicated that the don’t believe in Evolution. 

Funniest Post-Debate moment: reading responses from each of the campaigns posted on the Flash Report by Jon Fleischman.  Everyone who submitted “Thoughts on the Debate” thought their guy had won.  Duncan Hunter’s post was a lesson in stretching as he tried to claim the strongest ties to Ronald Reagan.

And welcome Sen. Thompson to the OC Tonight; I hope your wife will be accompanying you.  I’m hoping she’ll wear that revealing dress she wore to one of the awards shows (insert wolf whistle here).

  13 comments for “Republican Debate/Fred Thompson’s Much Better Half

  1. Aunt Millie
    May 4, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Is that Lobbyist turned Actor Fred Thompson? Many of the mainstream media leave out the longest parts of his career, as a Washington insider for some of the scummiest interests out there.

    Oh, and after he played a Senator, he liked the part and ran for Senate in Tennessee, but was easily bored.

    Now his trophy wife is pushing him to run

    And this is the guy that Republicans are now pushing their collapsing hopes onto after rejecting the rest of the sorry candidates.

    It’s gonna be a tough couple years for the cons.

  2. Aunt Millie
    May 4, 2007 at 11:17 am

    After the way Enron treated me, one more callow Republican public relations consultant slapping me around doesn’t scare me.

  3. Dan Chmielewski
    May 4, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    Millie –
    you bring up an interesting point. Matt is an editor and a consultant who derives his income from being involved in politics. Jon Flieschman makes money this way too. And so does comment poster Jim Bieber.

    The blogpen here doesn’t make money from politics (perhaps that should change); Andrew Davey doesn’t make money from politics, Art Pedroza doesn’t make money from politics (as far as I know) and on the right Allan Bartlett at PowderBlue has a dayjob too.

    I always tell college kids, “do what you love and the moeny will follow.” And I think Matt & Jon are making their fortunes in Politics is OK. I disagree with them about 95 percent of the time. But it doens’t mean I don’t respect them, er, Matt.

  4. Jim Bieber
    May 4, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    The slogan for your front runner Mrs Bill, –

    “Keep an Open Mind About an Open Marriage”

    Talk about casting stones at Republican candidates regarding their marital status. The hit on Tompson is that his wife wears sexy dresses?

    Dang – my rants and snotty comments aren’t earning me any respect.

    Well Dan, I’m really grateful for your site. You’re a great sport by inviting debate and keeping things civil. I sincerely hope you can parlay your Website into a fortune.

  5. Dan Chmielewski
    May 4, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Jim — thanks for proving you have no sense of humor

  6. FLowerszzz
    May 4, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    I earn my living working in politics. I do what I love and get paid for it….it is awesome. If you can turn your hobby into a career…i see nothing wrong with that!

  7. Dan Chmielewski
    May 4, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Nothing wrong with it at all Flowerzzz, as long as you are not billing time to someone while posting here.

  8. Jim Bieber
    May 4, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Some comments are too subtle and they fly right over my head… I guess I need to see someone slipping on a banana peal before I crack a smile. I wish I had a sense of humor, they say its connected to intelligence.

    http://www.ocweekly.com/columns/a-clockwork-orange/greener-pastures/18249/

    http://www.ocweekly.com/columns/a-clockwork-orange/a-conspiracy-so-vast/18238/

  9. Dan Chmielewski
    May 4, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    you must have missed the “insert wolf whistle” notation at the end of the post. That wasn’t obvious enough?

  10. Dan Chmielewski
    May 4, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    well, if you thought those Weekly columns and the hoax were funny, I guess its a signed confession you have no sense of humor.

    Christ, I even have about 10 Hillary jokes I use regularly.

  11. Dan Chmielewski
    May 4, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    OK, now that the picture is up, real or augmented?

  12. Jim Bieber
    May 5, 2007 at 12:02 am

    “Does anyone really believe a longtime conservative activist could orchestrate something so beautiful as this? ” – OC Weekly A Conspiracy So Vast By Matt Coker

    The Weakly thought “it” was beautiful.

    “OK, now that the picture is up, real or augmented?”

    My wife is a real beauty. Why would you ask?

  13. Dan Chmielewski
    May 6, 2007 at 11:39 am

    I read the Weekly for its excellent investigative journalism; again, I didn’t find the column or the gag all that hilarious, but you know yourself out laughing OK.

    The picture I referred to was one of the Senator and his wife. and the real or augmented question is aout Mrs Twin Peaks there.

    I’m sure your wife if perfectly lovely.

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