And so, on page A3 of the Washington Post, appears my favorite political story of the day -- about the link between South Carolina's feared and (in some quarters) revered GOP hitman, J. Warren Tompkins, and the creation of an anti-Fred Thompson website called PhoneyFred.org. Tompkins is serving as Mitt Romney's top South Carolina adviser -- a role he has played often in his 25-year run as the most powerful non-elected man in Palmetto State politics. It was the role Tompkins played for George W. Bush in the Bush campaign's smackdown of John McCain in the 2000 South Carolina primary. For those who don't recall, that was the state where "mysterious" pro-Bush forces waged an under-the-radar slander campaign against McCain, who had just demolished Bush in the New Hampshire primary. The Bush campaign -- including Tompkins -- claimed no complicity in the slander, an assertion taken at face value by exactly no one with any experience in South Carolina GOP politics.Oh ME! Oh MY!!!! How EVER could that have happened.
[ cf Warren Tompkins Plays Dirty? No Way!! ]
Oh yes, if it is not as clear, when the ProWarTypes go whining about the value of actual prior military service, or the need to listen to the military folks, yeah, remember this to them, and ask them why they are still hiding behind HanoiAnnie Coulter's Moistened Bint?
Who knows, one of these days the ProWarTypes may even come up with a way of explaining how they can hold their mutually exclusive thoughts at the very same time. You know, one of those Fancy Jedi Mind Tricks that they keep on playing on themselves
We are not the droids we are looking for?Who knows, they may be able to achieve that moment of Zen.
We should be more the droids we meant to be.