This is the kind of article that makes me sad…and at the same time makes me realize that what we’re doing here is important:
Fred Thompson is flooding a network of conservative web sites with op-eds in an attempt to soothe the right about his past support for campaign finance reform and his opposition to malpractice lawsuit limits.
As he prepares to launch a bid for the GOP presidential nomination, Thompson has penned articles on a broad swath of conservative touchstones, everything from illegal immigration to global warming to gun control.
I wonder if he’s penned any articles about pimping himself out to pro-abortion extremists.
Which isn’t to say there isn’t a lot of sense in some of these Freditorials:
On concerns about global warming: “It seems scientists have noticed recently that quite a few planets in our solar system seem to be heating up a bit, including Pluto. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non-signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists who run their air-conditioning at 60 degrees and refuse to recycle.”
I keep a pretty close tab on the temperatures of other planets in our solar system as well, and Fred is right on the money here. And I’m glad that Thompson isn’t one of those astronomical relativists who wants to say Pluto isn’t really a planet.
But let’s be honest here: Fred is trying to replace real grassroots enthusiasm — the kind you see here everyday — with mass-produced (and most likely focus-grouped) boilerplate. That’s not gonna cut it.
Not with this voter.