30 May 2007

Bob Novak hypes Fred Thompson, and for good reasons

Nattering nabob Robert Novak says in his latest Evans-Novak Political Report that ex-Sen. Fred Thompson is "a strong Republican presidential prospect because of the weaknesses of the GOP's 'big three.'"  He continues:
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) remains anathema to social conservatives. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is having dreadful fund-raising problems. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), though rising in the primary state polls, is castigated as a flip-flopper (most recently on immigration).
Bob can rattle off all the one-liners he wants, but he knows the real reasons that Fred Thompson will surely be the Republican nominee are two: 1. Since he's an actor and a conservative, Republican voters will unquestioningly believe he must be the second coming of St. Ronald Reagan, and 2. Satan's own towelboy Karl Rove will be directing Thompson's campaign through a slimy proxy.  Per an innocuous snippet in Wednesday's Washington Wire:
Backers look for Fred Thompson to use a June 2 speech to Virginia Republicans to step closer toward the race. Thompson allies have had discussions with Tim Griffin, the Arkansas U.S. attorney and Rove protégé, about taking a top job with the campaign.
Yes, that's thee Tim Griffin, the one all caught up in Attorneygate, the same dirtbag lawyer that journalist Greg Palast accused of scheming to "wipe out the voting rights of 70,000 citizens prior to the 2004 election."

Egad.  That aside, crusty Novak takes an obligatory swipe at Pelosi's Posse, saying that "Congress has enacted almost no major legislation and finished no regular appropriations bills."  He tops it off with this damning assessment of ruling Democrats, which is really not that far off the mark...
Their first major accomplishment, as of this week, has been to reissue the "blank check" to President Bush on the Iraq War, which they had complained about so vociferously in the last election campaign.

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