Fred Thompson Rumor Watch
Outside the extremist, activist base, regular GOP voters turn out to be relatively tolerant when it comes to sexual minorities and private sex lives. They're not well represented by their party leaders, as far as policy is concerned. This is good news for Fred Thompson. The man has had a colorful and wide-ranging sex life, as I'm sure we will soon find out.
Translated: COUGH COUGH GAY COUGH COUGH FRED THOMPSON IS GAY GAY GAY COUGH COUGH
But that's not all.
Sullivan is not even close to the first person we've heard float this particular rumor, not that that says anything as to its truth. Because we've also heard, from someone who insists that he heard it from people in a good position to know such things, that Fred Thompson has an enormous dick, which is how he manages to get all of the hundreds upon hundreds of hot ladies he sleeps with.
If the gay thing is true, clearly Hollywood is to blame for sending this good ol' southern boy astray. But how will he explain away these other rumors?
* Closet Werewolf
* Open Furry
* Lost his virginity to Jerry Falwell's mother.
* Once got a $401 haircut.
* Yes, his red pickup truck was a rental -- but he also had sex with it.
Republicans and Morality [Andrew Sullivan]