See Fred! ride around the Iowa fair in a golf cart! Thrill to Fred!’s exciting visit to a cow sculpted entirely out of butter! Feel the suspense as Fred! still won’t declare himself a GOP candidate!
I can’t seem to put my finger on what Fred! riding around in a motorized cart reminds me of. Hmmm.
Oh yeah. That’s it. President Dukakis as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!
Get out of the golf cart and give it up, Fred Thompson.
Update: For those of you who don’t get the reference, a little background:
Michael Dukakis, 1988 – Another Landmark Image
After Gary Hart was photographed with a model (no, not his wife) in 1988 on a boat dubbed Monkey Business, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis became the Democrat’s choice to run for President against George Bush. At a General Dynamics plant in Michigan, the Duke wanted to show he was no softie on defense, so took a spin in a tank. Compared with the dashing WWII pilot Bush, the little Dukakis came off a clown, and the photo op blew up in his face.
And Wikipedia notes that “‘Dukakis in the tank’ remains shorthand for backfired public relations outings.” Now you know.