"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Fred Thompson Responds to Michael Moore Challenge

This is simply brilliant.

7 comments:

Jay D. Homnick said...

Brilliant indeed.

Mike D'Virgilio said...

I heard this on the radio this morning while taking my son to preschool, and I couldn't agree more. The host pointed out that this indicates that Thompson gets the new media landscape, which will be very helpful for him should he run. For me, I am very much looking for him to get into the race.

Evanston2 said...

Seemed a bit mean, inferring at the end that Moore belongs in a mental institution? Or did Thompson mean something else?

But I'm certainly glad to see a Republican point out hypocrisy rather than give respect to those who do not deserve it.

BTW, Giuliani's appeal is that he won't just take stuff from people. I'm pro-life but I understand why Republicans would vote for him.

Mike D'Virgilio said...

I think you can infer both ways, but the plain meaning of his words is that Castro stuck the guy in a mental institution and he's Moore's buddy. The secondary meaning for those of us who think Michael Moore is a jackass is that he should be put in a mental institution. Very clever, methinks.

Jay D. Homnick said...

Masterful.

Bob Champ said...

Thompson very wittily pointed out what happens to dissenting journalists in countries that Moore likes. The inference is that Moore is a hypocrite to point to a mere investigation when his buddy Fidel is throwing journalists into mental hospital.

Placing dissenting voices in mental hospitals is old ploy of the Soviets.
Fidel learned their lessons well.

Kathy Hutchins said...

I don't think Thompson was suggesting that Michael Moore belonged in a mental hospital. Moore has not only been free to, but has made a lot of money from, trashing the US and comparing it unfavorably to Cuba. I think Thompson was just pointing out that Moore might think about what might happen to him if the US took his advice and became more like Cuba.

I have to admit -- at first I was very suspicious about this homespun "none of the above" candidate. But the more I see of him the more I like him. God, we need someone leading this country that can put two intelligible sentences together and has a sense of humor. And is not embarrassed to smoke in public.