courtesy of Heada'State
It's cruel to say, but I suspect that Fred Thompson is giving far more of a Reagan vibe than he ever intended...but not the way he wanted.
MSNBC: Not only has he misspoken or said he didn't know about Terri Schiavo, or the controversy about oil drilling in the Everglades, or that he was unaware that a federal judge had ruled that lethal injection procedures in his home state of Tennessee were unconstitutional, last night in Iowa he said that the Dems controlled congress when John Roberts went through his confirmation hearings for Chief Justice.
Um, no. For the record, John Roberts was confirmed Sept. 29, 2005, well in advance of the 2006 election that tipped the scales ever so slightly for the Democrats.
NY Times: In an interview with Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa today, in talking about Iran, he referred to the "Soviet Union and China."
Well, maybe Thompson has been napping since the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. Or maybe he's just such a Method actor that he's still inhabiting his Hunt for Red October character.
I don't know if this is more of the patented Thompson laziness or an indicator of some age-related memory decline, but it's hard to believe this could be considered a serious challenge to the top-tier Republican candidates.