a great many things, but thinking, hon’, just simply isn’t one of them.
According to the article that Digby has linked to, it seems like that sweet lil ol’ gal that Fred up and married isn’t just any trophy wife. She’s got big plans for old Fred:
Carl Cameron on Fox reported this as the definite reason why (campaign advisor) Collamore resigned. Jeri Thompson is very hands-on, apparently.
So she’s an ambitious little filly, that one is. And given the fact that Fred has a bit of a history as (as they call them in South) a lazybones:
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 withâ€”and 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.”
…it’s starting to look like Jeri may be the one who is stoking the fire down below. So to speak…
Maybe Jeri Thompson is a new breed of First Lady Wannabes (picture her and Judith Giuliani having a catfight over the First Lady Tiara) ; a genetically engineered fusion of Mrs. Johnny Iselin’s cold-blooded political ambition (from The Manchurian Candidate) combined with the “charms” of an octogenarian-marrying Anna Nicole Smith.
Hey, if the tiara fits….