Get this man some ginko supplements, he's clearly forgetting the talking points. Rather than trying to raise the bogeyman of Osama Bin Laden, presidential contender Fred Thompson dismissed him in an appearance in Iowa as "more symbolism than anything else."
Determined not to let Freddie ruin a perfectly good talking point from his buddies in Dick Cheney's office, Russert confronts him to remind him (note the very pointed look in his eyes) that it's not nice to say that about the man responsible for 3,000 American deaths (negating that Bush & Co. are now responsible for even more in Iraq under false pretenses). Especially since the White House needs to resurrect OBL when things are going bad, right Timmeh? Watch how Freddie of Hollywood tries to simultaneously toe the party line and stick with his original statement.