* Fantasy GOP candidate Fred Thompson announced he’s in on the Tonight Show. His logo says “Security * Unity * Prosperity“. Wow. That’s t-h-r-i-l-l-i-n-g.
* Joe is liveblogging the Republican debate over at AMERICAblog. Love this reaction to Thompson:
9:04 PM: Brit Hume opens the festivities by asking about Fred Thompson – who blew off the debate for Leno. Gives them all a chance to take a whack at Thompson. McCain makes an age joke, yuk…and tell Fred “get out in the arena.” Mitt is just laughing at his own stupid joke. God, he’s annoying. Rudy thinks Fred did a pretty good job playing his part on Law & Order. What a bunch of clowns.
* It’s an open thread, but I couldn’t resist this snapshot from Queen Drudge. This is from an AP story discussing the new book about Dear Leader’s presidency by Robert Draper, “Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush.” (written with his permission, so you know it is a whitewash).
“I’ve got God’s shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. I’ll bet I’ve shed more tears than you can count, as president. I’ll shed some tomorrow.”
Man, you’re not the only one crying.
And how about this believable winner:
“I wouldn’t be president if I kept drinking. You get sloppy, can’t make decisions, it clouds your reason, absolutely. I still remember the feeling of a hangover, even though I haven’t had a drink in twenty years.”
* From the “has he lost his mind” (yes, long ago) department: Overheard in Australia, Bush tells minister ‘we’re kicking ass’ in Iraq.