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August 1, 2007

Fred Thompson Courts the Witch Vote

Filed under: Fred Thompson,Humor,Idiocy — Psycheout @ 6:32 pm

Fred!I thought this was a little odd, even for Fred Thompson:

You’ve probably never heard of Rebecca Nurse, but bear with me for a moment. Nurse arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1640. There, despite being known as a woman of virtue and piety, she was accused of being a witch. On July 19, 1692, she was hanged.

Of course, because witches were known to be virtuous and pious. My ability to bear with you, Fred!, is waning fast. Cut to the chase.

Now almost 315 years to the day later, one of Nurse’s ancestors is suffering through a witch hunt of a more modern variety. I’m talking about Judge Leslie Southwick, whose nomination to the long-standing vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is being thwarted by Senate Democrats.

Hmmm, don’t you mean “descendants?” Or is this an audition for a time travel movie? The Terminator vs Salem. I suppose the DemoRATs are threatening to burn her at the stake? No? Cheap theatrics, Fred.

Politics and witchcraft. What would Harry Potter do?

NOTE: You must be a Friend of Fred to view or post comments on the I’mWithFred website. How stupid is that?

— Psycheout

7 Comments »

  1. wat a dumass wise fred worrin over sometin that happened in the 17th centurry?

    Comment by JOE — August 1, 2007 @ 11:28 pm | Reply

  2. Fraud Thompson strikes again. What a total effin hack.

    Comment by FredsForAmnesty — August 2, 2007 @ 9:24 am | Reply

  3. you know, I am going to say, before I get accused of being pro-witch or some such thing, that I am not. Now that being said, the horror of Salem was that there was little to no evidence by which a great number of the people accused of witchcraft were executed for. A magistrate having a 4 year old girl denounce her mother, if you were an outspoken woman you were a witch, as for Rebecca Nurse her excommunication from the church was lifted and so forth. An interesting read on this topic is The Devil in the Form of a Woman.

    At any rate, I am not a Thompson backer, and I will concede that the Nurse-Southwick example is more than just a little bit of a stretch but to call Nurse a witch when the church and the state both cleared her of it and to say Thomson is pro-witch for his comments, well that is perhaps also a stretch

    Comment by Wyatt — August 2, 2007 @ 11:27 am | Reply

  4. to say Thomson is pro-witch for his comments, well that is perhaps also a stretch

    Hmmmm, that could be why this was filed under “Humor.” Perhaps.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 2, 2007 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  5. Once again Psycho proves that if you’re simply accused of something, you MUST be guilty, right?

    “There, despite being known as a woman of virtue and piety, she was accused of being a witch. On July 19, 1692, she was hanged.

    Of course, because witches were known to be virtuous and pious.”

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — August 2, 2007 @ 2:38 pm | Reply

  6. To note also, Wyatt, is that more men than women were convicted of witchcraft.

    Comment by Salmo — August 2, 2007 @ 2:56 pm | Reply

  7. Ah, the sheer idiocy next to the classification of humor seemed to dictate something else.

    At any rate, I was not stating whether more women where convicted than men but drawing a point about the statement made above about salem.

    Comment by Wyatt — August 6, 2007 @ 2:33 pm | Reply


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