Brodner’s Person of the Day: Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson, the Great Right Hope, turns out to be a little shaky on his Conservative bona fides. Back in the day (’74) when he was the GOP lawyer on the Senate Watergate Committee Nixon referred to him as “dumb as Hell”. From the tapes: Nixon: “Oh shit, that kid.” Haldeman: “Well we’re stuck with him.”
So since when is that a disqualifier for the Republican nomination?


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