Jun 6, 2007

The kind of hard hitting commentary you would expect.

Already I'm sick of the Presidential campaign. Besides finding it annoying that politicians are ignoring their day jobs in order to possibly obtain a promotion I can't get behind any of the candidates from either party. All seem terribly uninteresting, polarizing, and/or incompetent one trick ponies.

What is interesting is the media coverage of this fiasco. Not even a candidate, yet, Fred Thompson has received a ton of press and he hasn't even officially announced himself to be a contender. Media outlets are frothing at the mouth at the celebrity of Thompson, cause after all he was in 'The Hunt for Red October'. More importantly the man has a suedo hot wife.

Having an appealing spouse is important for anyone seeking the presidency. Look at how our public worshipped at the altar of Jackie-O. Hell you don't have to be likable (Nancy Reagan), but as long as you can capture public interest it works for a candidate. Fred Thompson's second wife is considerably hotter than him which may attract voters who are in love with celebrity culture.

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough is now fancying himself to be a shock jock as he asked a caller on his radio show if they thought Thompson's wife, Jeri, 'works the pole'. Now this wouldn't be surprising if this came from Stern or Opie and Anthony, but the fact that Joe says it makes it a) unfunny and b) sound like a sad attempt for him to attract listeners by making himself a caricature of Don Imus. I never liked Scarborough Country as the show can't decide whether it's a political analysis or entertainment news and the host is pretty dull.

Still I don't understand why it's surprising that an old Hollywood actor married someone 25 years his junior.

"Every foreign policy of every major nation involves reason, common sense, carrots and sticks. You can't have all carrots and no sticks." - Fred Thompson

1 comment:

Miss Ash said...

I haven't seen any of this as I A) Live in Canada and B)I haven't read the paper or watched the news in over a week. I have a stack of them to catch up on over my lunch break.