Kevin Drum appears to be one of the only individuals talking sense about Fred Thompson:
“Thompson is a guy whose political record in the Senate was a big zero; whose only real claim to fame is being a character actor on TV and in films; who has done nothing to distinguish himself this year except deliver a few vaguely Reaganesque pastiches in a nice baritone; who is apparently not Christian enough for James Dobson’s taste; who has no known issues that he really cares deeply about; and whose most famous quality is his laziness.
“That sure doesn’t sound like the resume of a guy who’s going to rescue the Republican Party to me. The fact that so many people are talking him up seems like it says more about the suicidally desperate state of the GOP than it does about the actual presidential prospects of Fred Thompson.”
That being said, this classic rant from Rudy Giuliani did make me like him better, not for president or anything, but merely as an individual who is definitely sound on ferrets:
There is something really, really, very sad about you. You need help. You need somebody to help you. I know you feel insulted by that, but I’m being honest with you. This excessive concern with little weasels is a sickness. I’m sorry. That’s my opinion. You don’t have to accept it. There are probably very few people who would be as honest with you about that. But you should go consult a psychologist or a psychiatrist, and have him help you with this excessive concern, how you are devoting your life to weasels…. I’m giving you advice for your own good. You have a sickness. I know it’s hard for you to accept that because you hang onto the sickness and it’s your shield, it’s your whatever, I don’t know.
It’s just beautiful, it really is.