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Mourning Foxy Old Dilettante Fred Thompson
I'll miss him. I'll miss Fred Thompson and I'm not ashamed of that. Do I want him to be president? Mormon Jesus, no. But ever since Fred joined in September -- looking like a primo Bushian dumbhack who'd tout his lack of knowledge about anything to connect with "people" -- he's fallen to, say, third or fourth or possibly fifth among Republican candidate antichrists.
Meanwhile, Rudy (desperate fascism), Mitt (expanding supernova of slime), Paul (cough cough racist burp), Huckabee (God writes my Constitution) and McCain (proposed Wars on Syria/Lebanon/Greece) have all made Fred less irritating. Still, hate him, hate his presumptuous hick good-for-nothing cancer soul, and here's his pithy little statement:
Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people.
Statement from Sen. Fred Thompson [Fred '08]