What To Expect From President Thompson...
Apparently former U.S. senator Fred Thompson doesn't hold a very high regard for the office to which he aspires.
Thompson was a senator during the impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton. Unfortunately, when it came time to vote on the two counts of the impeachment, the senator from Tennessee voted not to convict President Clinton of perjury. Of course, everyone knows President Clinton lied through his teeth again and again - straight to the American people on television and under oath. He lied about Paula Jones and he lied about Monica Lewinsky. Yet the good senator couldn't bring himself to convict the Liar in Chief of perjury.
I am puzzled by his vote. He voted with all the pseudo-Republicans not to convict. Susan Collins (R-ME), John H. Chaffee (R-RI), Slade Gorton (R-WA), James M. Jeffords (R-VT), Richard C. Shelby (R-AL), Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Arlen Spector (R-PA), Ted Stevens (R-AK), and John W. Warner (R-VA ). You can see the entire vote here.
Is this what he expects of the President of the United States? Is this what we can expect from him if we elect him to that high office?
Sometimes there are deal breakers and this is one of them for me. I would rather have Hillary to kick around for 4 years than a Judas like Fred Thompson in the White House. If Fred Thompson is the Republican nominee I will vote, but I will vote for the Libertarian candidate.
Posted by Rick | October 20, 2007 05:01 AM