Yes, folks, Freddy’s flipped:
Former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., appears to have flip flopped on his pledge to sign federal legislation replacing all federal taxes with a 23 percent sales tax, according to an unedited FairTax.org video reviewed by ABC News.
“He has not taken this pledge,” Thompson spokesperson Linda Rozett told ABC News.
Flip Fred!, flip!
The Thompson camp’s denial appears to be contradicted, however, by an unedited FairTax.org video in which Thompson is asked, “Senator, if the House and Senate pass the ‘Fair Tax’ bill do you feel right now that you would sign it?”
Thompson replies to the question by saying, “Yeah, absolutely.”
“Fred Thompson may have spoken without thinking. But the tape is accurate,” said FairTax.org spokesman Ken Hoagland.
Speaking without thinking is the last thing we need in a President. Not much else to say, except Fred! is no Ronald Reagan. He’s certainly not the conservative savior that his rabid fans seem to think.
Bonus Story: Fred Thompson: The Lazy Man’s Candidate.
Extra Bonus: Actor’s presidential ambitions are put on hold.