“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation” -James Madison

Monday, March 12, 2007

Must-read (but please come back and read mine, too?)

If you've been under a rock, IMAO is the funniest poliblog...... Well, now they're giving the Chuck Norris Facts treatment to Fred Thompson.

Yeah, I'm like everyone else....caught up in the "Draft Fred" fever....although I haven't gotten to do my post on the candidates yet, it's probably obvious I'm unimpressed by all at the moment. Some have a better chance than others, some would be preferable but could/should never win the primary, etc.....

But Fred's all right from what I see -- not perfect, but none will be -- seems to be good on immigration, taxation, regulation, and generally WoT....has issues with our strategies in Iraq but is prepared to do what it takes to fix it as quickly as thing is that he's that Stand Up But Stuffy Boss DA guy on Law and Order. The guy has built-in recognizability to regular people who watch network TV, and even when his character has to decide something against what the viewer wants, it usually plays out that his was the correct choice (or at least he feels bad when it goes wrong....). I think this is a very strong positive for a potential candidate in such an entertainment-oriented society; people tend to confuse the character and the actor. It's easy to get caught up in the idea that this relatively popular actor, with Senate experience and a law career of his own, could capitalize on the parallels to the newly-popular Reagan and set up Law and Order: POTUS in January 2009.

More blather like this will be issued later with the candidates' post......

Oh, and did you know that if you do a Google search on "stolen dyson vacuum s arrest," you will find on the FIRST page a link to a prior Skymusings post?

It's true. See for yourself.....


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