Okay, I’ve never been a big fan of actors who become politicians. Mostly because I have spent an enormous chunk of my adult life working with both species. Cross pollenation ain’t pretty.
Fred Thompson, that likable lug from Law and Order, fond of the stern father roles, has apparently decided to audition for the biggest stern father role yet—POTUS. And Republican polling numbers suggest he could be the nominee. Which is where the nightmare begins for us rational folk.
See, apparently the Republicans have some sort of Reagan-hangover. They talk about him as if he were a demigod. And they see Thompson as a Robo-Reagan: MORE conservative. MORE eloquent. With a MORE anorexic wife (actually I’ve never seen a pic of his wife, but those Republicans like their ladies rail thin. How else to explain Ann Coulter as a sex symbol. Blech.)
I, however, didn’t quite realize what a FUCKING NAZI this guy is. Check out some of these positions and quotes from his CNN interview last week.
Would work to overturn Roe v. Wade if elected president, saying the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion “was bad law and bad medicine.” Bad medicine? What is this, the old west? And did I miss something? Are you doctor? Or maybe you just played one on TV.
Would push for a constitutional amendment that protects states from being forced to honor gay marriages performed in other states. “I don’t think that one state ought to be able to pass a law requiring gay marriage or allowing gay marriage and have another state be required to follow along.”
Except for that whole “reciprocity” thing that comes with being “united” states. Apparently, the former Senator hasn’t been briefed on the concept of legal precedent. And also, "REQUIRING gay marriage." That's pretty effin' hilarious.
You know, if you work in the entertainment industry and you’re homophobic, then you are SERIOUSLY homophobic. In that industry, gay folk are everywhere, so you can’t really keep the stereotype running in your mind. And do we really want ANOTHER President who refuses to change his opinions, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary?
On Iraq: “We need to make every effort to make sure that we don’t get run out of there with our tail between our legs before we’ve done the job of securing that place.” And while he refused to discuss a timeline, he did say something about a planned ice rink in Hell.
You would think that, with all the backlash being heaped on the Bush presidency, the Republicans would have figured out they need a LESS conservative candidate, not some puppet of the American Jihad. But with the cast of White Guys running, and a very good chance that the Democratic nominee will be either a woman or an African American, it would be nice to have a clear difference between the candidates.
But given that I write about stupid people every day, it wouldn’t surprise me to see George handing the keys to Fred. Hey, somebody elected him a U.S. Senator.