Fred Thompson Offended by Celebrity’s Election to the Senate
Talk radio has been abuzz with mockery of Sen.-elect Al Franken (D-Minn.) all day, but this must be the most ironic attack yet — a fake “interview” between Franken and former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.), created by “The Fred Thompson Show.” It’s reminiscent of Franken’s old trick of splicing questions with quotes from Rush Limbaugh but, arguably, not as fun.* And unarguably more ironic. Thompson, after all, was an actor who made his first political bid straight for a Senate seat. Franken is an actor/author who did the same thing. And Thompson can’t stand it. He ends the segment:
You’re not good enough, you’re not smart enough, and nobody who knows you likes you.
FRANKEN: Sweet Jesus, you’re fat.