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?
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