Scratch 'n Sniff
More interestin' is South Carolina, where Fred Thompson seems to be makin' a stir. Now I've tried and tried, but I just can't find out if Fred has any pets at all, so I'm guessin' he doesn't. That can be good or bad, dependin' on whether he knows he doesn't have time to take care of a non-human companion or if he just doesn't like havin' one around.
But, at least his kids have the good sense (so far) to keep their mouths shut about their father's campaign, unlike another child who bragged about her Mama's plans.
From Michelle Maklin comes the story of Chelsea Clinton's secret little round table with her buds at Stanford, with this quote:
"What my mother argues is that if you don’t mandate that everyone have healthcare, the healthy people may not buy into the system, which means that the average cost of insuring people is a lot higher.”
So healthy people are gonna' be forced to pay for a crappy system they don't want so all the deadbeats can get free piggyback rides. Geeze. Stinks like that half-chewed pork rind the pups lost under the piano last summer.
On the other paw, while I was scratchin' through Instapundit's links, I found this little tidbit from Fred Thompson:
"A woman asked [Thompson] if he would “as a Christian, as a conservative” continue President Bush’s programs to combat global AIDS.
“Christ didn’t tell us to go to the government and pass a bill to get some of these social problems dealt with. He told us to do it,” Thompson said. “The government has its role, but we need to keep firmly in mind the role of the government, and the role of us as individuals and as Christians on the other.”
Personal responsibility. Whew. What an incredible smell he's discovered.
posted by Harrison at 12:03 AM