Even Fred Thompson doesn't think he will become president. Chatting off-air
to a television reporter, a stunningly candid off-the-cuff quip from the Hollywood actor cemented the impression that his heart is not in the 2008 race.
Trying to encourage his studio to hurry up so an interview could start, Carl Cameron of Fox News said into his microphone: "The next president of the United States has a schedule to keep." Standing beside him, a deadpan Mr Thompson interjected: "And so do I."
As some Thompson aides looked bemused and others cringed, a taken-aback Mr Cameron, Fox's chief political correspondent, exclaimed: "You can't do that kind of stuff!"
The self-deprecating quip said much about the former Tennessee Senator's candidacy.
Read on if you want to, but come on people.
It was a clearly joke. Of course it will become fodder for all the naysayers.
As far as Fred being lazy, go here.
It is true when Fred was in the Senate he was not seen everyday. Read the link above and you will see, he was busy doing his job.