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Ok, Fred Thompson has to run for president now

fredThompson.jpgThis is truly the intentionally-funniest thing I’ve seen a politician or former politician do in years. And even though Fred Thompson is a fairly conservative Republican, I’d have to give him serious consideration in ‘08 after this.

See, fatso film director Michael Moore is on the publicity circuit, trying to drum up word-of-mouth for next month’s Sicko, his newest documentary (and like Dustin, I also think he’s a great documentarian, and wish he’d just pick his battles a little more carefully, and may not pick them only when they just-so-happen to coincide with a release date). Anyway, he recently penned a letter attacking Fred Thompson for attacking him. According to his letter:

In your May 2, 2007 National Review article, “Paradise Island,” you specifically raised concerns about whether my trip to Cuba with 9/11 heroes, who have suffered serious health problems as a result of their exposure to toxic substances at Ground Zero that have gone untreated was somehow going to support Castro and the Cuban government:

“It always leaves me shaking my head when I read about some big-time actor or director going to Cuba and gushing all over Castro.”

…I was struck by the fact that your concerns … apparently do not extend to your own conduct, as reported in The Weekly Standard’s April 23, 2007 story … [which mentioned] the “box upon box of cigars - Montecristos from Havana” that you have in your office.

Moore questions whether the purchase of these cigars has contributed to Castro’s wealth (and also says, ignorantly, that he’ll leave it up to “the Treasury Department to determine whether [this] violates the trade embargo” - and I say that this is ignorant because Thompson could legally purchase those cigars while he was a Senator, thanks to a nifty little exception in the trade embargo). Anyway, Moore challenged Thompson to a debate about health care, which finally brings me around to why Thompson rules the world.

Yesterday, this video response to Moore’s challenge started popping up everywhere and it’s - well, just watch for yourself:

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FDT sets the record straight. er... for MM a straight jacket that is.

Okay, Thompson officially replaces McCain as my fave Republican.