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December 13, 2007

Alpha Dog Fred? Byron York Thinks Fred May Finally Catch On


For a lame debate (I'm told), Fred's "I'm not doin' the hand-raise thing" is really a sort of telling moment. It's a pretty cool move to tell the moderator, who everyone hates anyway, to go screw herself with her cherished bust of Sylvia Plath and then have the other would-be alpha dogs follow his lead, a bit embarrassed about it all.

The move really left Giuliani, Mitt, and McCain with no good options. They couldn't keep raising their hand, obeying this idiot schoolmarm, or they'd be following her, and they couldn't lower their hands or else they'd be following Fred. Either way, they were following.

Eh. Minor thing. Facing down Princess Bowl-Cut wasn't exactly proclaiming "Tear down this wall" but it's memorable.

Fred's also saying fuck the CIA:

“Nobody has any real confidence in the [U.S. intelligence] results they’re getting, Sen. Fred Thompson said yesterday while recommending that the U.S use more reliable British and Israeli intelligence instead. “We have a real problem with our intelligence community” and it needs to be rebuilt from “the bottom up,” Thompson said.

"I think that in the meantime we have to rely on other people. The British are helpful to us. The Israelis sometimes are helpful to us. In many respects, they have advancements that we don't have in terms of our intelligence capabilities," Thompson said.

Enough? Probably not. But it's something I guess.

YouTube: Some FredHeads knocked together this video to capitalize on the alpha dog moment.

ABCNews Goes To The "Tantrum" Well Again: Remember when Peter Jennings famously explained the 1994 Republican sweep of Congress by saying "the nation had a temper tantrum today"?

It seems part of the official ABC style guide. Because now the ABCNews Political Radar blog describes Fred's rejection of the "hand-show" as a "tantrum."

Liberals are really into following rules, aren't they? Brave maverick free-thinkers indeed!

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