Skip to comments.Thompson and the 'Laziness' Issue (MSM Bias Alert)
Posted on 06/02/2007 4:22:57 PM PDT by Zakeet
Does Fred Thompson have what it takes to be president? The former senator turned "Law & Order" actor, who launched an exploratory committee last week, has been dogged by rumors that he doesn't have the work ethic for a long campaign. "The book on him is he's lazy," David Keene, president of the American Conservative Union, said last week. The criticism seems fed by Thompson's time in the Senate, where he maintained a less rigorous schedule than his colleagues and was known to duck out of late-night debates. Of the 90 bills he introduced during his eight years in the Senate, only four became law.
Thompson has never denied being irritated with the pace of Senate life and cited it as one of the reasons he opted out of a 2002 re-election bid. "I don't like spending 14- and 16-hour days voting on 'sense of the Senate' resolutions on irrelevant matters," he said in 1998. "There are some important things we really need to get on withand on a daily basis, it's very frustrating." His 2008 competitors have privately questioned his endurance, with one rival consultant (anonymous so as not to reflect badly on his own man) telling NEWSWEEK, "I doubt he has the fire in the belly to compete."
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The MSM in general and NewSqueak and the Washington ComPost are trying to bash Fred with the same non-issue story.
The same pitiful charges were raised earlier today by the Boston Blob and El Rooters (posted on Free Republic HERE.
Watch this weekend as this claptrap becomes the Beltway Buzz throughout the MSM Shout Shows and the lead story on the Sunday MSM fishwraps.
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Good. I want a President that does little or nothing. If only we could elect a Congress that would be the same.
So Senator Thompson does not spend 20 hour days spinning the press, having meetings, gabbing his constituents, and reading through reams of “reports” from staff, leaving no time for a normal life with his family and friends?
Point in his favor.
“The book on him is he’s lazy...”
Lessee.... A lawyer—a Watergate prosecutor. A lobbyist for 10 years, an actor, then a Senator. Now an actor.
Yep, that sounds pretty lazy alright.
That’s ok. We want them misunderestimating him, anyway. :)
It's same ol'/same ol' method DNC uses to drum the mantra into mushy-headed network-watchers, who have been previously indoctrinated in the Publik Skoolz, and do as their told, think the Gubmint should provide for their every need, and believe any B.S. that they see on TV, or read in the newspapers and magazines.
The Internet and forums such as this are the only way to find the opposing views, and the facts with some common sense application.
Of the 90 bills he introduced during his eight years in the Senate,
And in 100 years in the senate lurch from Mass. introduced what 4?
“The book on him is he’s lazy,”
They said the same thing about Reagan for 8 years.
If Fred is “lazy” like Reagan, he has my support
Clinton spent a lot of time in the Oval office at night—but we can do without what he was doing there!
“I don’t like spending 14- and 16-hour days voting on ‘sense of the Senate’ resolutions on irrelevant matters,” he said in 1998. “There are some important things we really need to get on withand on a daily basis, it’s very frustrating.”
Personally- I find this attitude honest, refreshing, and sane. I notice they spend a lot of time on busy-work doing nothing...........AND YET- when it comes to whether or not THEY HAVE READ the damned immigration bill....
Brought to you by the same people who think Hussein Obama is refreshing (even though he has no experience), Hillary is experienced (at lying through her teeth), John Edwards brings something new to Washington (more expensive haircuts than John Kerry), Joe Biden the moderate Senator (who can’t moderate his own hoof in mouth disease), Dodd the experienced Senator (who has the most back room experience), Bill Richardson, the only governor in the race (who did nothing to govern the theft of our nuclear secrets in the Clinton administration) and so forth.
Liberal media hit piece. If Fred Thompson runs, he’s got my vote.
They said the same thing about RWR
(MSM Laziness Alert)
Gee, that didn’t take long.
The MSM and the Rudiphiles seem to prefer hands-on (control freak) president, like, say, Jimmuh Carter.