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Monday, November 05, 2007

Fred Thompson: "pro-life" phony

Fred "charisma wattage so low you can smell it" Thompson was asked in a recent debate about some alleged legal work he did for Planned Parenthood in the early 1990s. His lame answer was basically that his firm was hired by the nation's largest abortion provider, after all, and that he only "made a few phone calls" for them.

Of course, the follow-up question was not asked: "Senator, would you have picked up the phone if your firm had hired, say, the KKK or Christians Who Love Bombing Abortion Clinics, Inc?"

Didn't think so.

Now he tips a bit more of his mitt.

At least Giuliani doesn't BS his way around his devotion to allowing pre-born babies to die violent deaths.


Anonymous Tom said...

Thompson's phony, Romney's phony, Guli is Hillary. So the only question is; Huckabee or Paul?

Frankly, I see the end of Lincoln's party if Guli, Thompson, or Romey get the pen with which to write the new definition of conservatism. Bush II re-wrote it fiscally, but at least held the line (maybe even made headway) on baby slaughter.

Esto Vir!

4:13 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

Well, Ron Paul is too firebrandish to be elected president. It won't be him. Mike Huckabee, according to Schlafly, pretty much destroyed the conservative movement in his home state. Plus, his fair tax idea is too commonsensical and, uh, fair, that the MSM will never let him become anointed. He just has that farmer-in-the-dell look and sound about him for the average voter.

My prediction is, it will be Romney. There seems to have been a flipflop on abortion but it's in the correct direction, as compared to Clinton, Gore, Rev. Jackson et al.

Have you written off McCain...

We're seeing "Bella" manana. I'll let you know.

6:21 PM

Blogger laura said...

It is hard to stomach thoughts of the next election. Really? In a nation this large, this is the best we can come up with? REALLY?

I'm considering just writing you in, Patrick. But I should probably get your permission first.

(By the way, those "really's" were a reference to Arrested Development, an excellently written yet tragically immoral comedy.

6:10 PM

Blogger Patrick said...


I hereby solemnly accept your nomination!

Yessss! I will reward your vote with many many many many really really wise and witty posts in the meantime.

My next post will be on another tragically potty-mouthed and stinking HILARIOUS movie, "Knocked Up."

I've never seen Arrested Development but all mortals who know me have recommended that I see it. Interesting that you mention it.

8:25 AM

Blogger laura said...

This is perhaps sad to admit, but a year ago my husband and I Netflixed all 3 seasons (I think it was three) and we couldn't wait to put the kids to bed and drink fancy beers and laugh. Once I laughed so hard I stopped breathing for a minute or so. It was beautiful.
It's full of plenty of distasteful stuff, but I don't think it glamorizes the bad - it shows it for what it is. Or maybe that's just what gets filtered through my Catholic goggles.
The last two episodes were rather a disappointment. The writers were clearly angry that the show was being cancelled, and unfortunately they worked in some Terry Shavio-ish mocking stuff. But all in all it was a great ride. So much so that I think we might do it again.
I'd like to hear how Bella went. It's a hot topic in my family right now - though none of us have seen it.

11:32 AM

Blogger Patrick said...

Haven't seen it yet. Life happened, but we may see it yet. Overall, I think I know what I'm in for. I've met Eduardo several times socially. very nice guy, totally sincere and faithful. And pug ugly! What a SIN!

You sound like you'd like teh BBC version of The Office with Ricky Gervais. Talk about 60-second breath loss funny! Yes?

11:51 AM


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