"Mental institution, Michael. It might be something you should think about," confides a Cuban-cigar-chomping Fred Thompson in the above-linked faux-fatherly-advice rapid response video to Michael Moore's whiney debate challenge to the unannounced presidential candidate, a Drudge exclusive this morning. With apologies to Siggy, sometimes a cigar is NOT just a cigar. In Senator Thompson's hand and mouth it becomes a WMD to atomize the portly crockumentary filmmaker's house of cards. Class will out.
Meanwhile, forget about Brit Hume and the "First-in-the-South Republican Primary
Yawner Debate" on Fox News tonight. Too many candidates, too many words, too little beef. Drudge and Thompson leave Hume and the Ten Little Indians in the pixel dust.
Update: "Fred Thompson is the first politician anywhere to understand how the speed of the internet can change politics," writes Bob Krum [via Instapundit], who has a military term for what the Senator just did:
This is something that should alarm Fred’s opponents -- both Republican and Democrat. In certain military circles there’s this concept known as the “OODA Loop.” OODA stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. The late Colonel John Boyd, a Korean War pilot, came up with the concept to try to explain why American pilots were so much better than their opponents in dogfights. He determined that through a combination of training, aerodynamics, and cockpit design, American pilots and their aircraft could more quickly observe a stimulus and respond. It allowed them to react and act again and again so quickly, that at some point, the American fliers were an entire decision cycle ahead of their opponents. It’s called “getting inside your opponent’s OODA loop.”
Roger Abramson seems to be channeling our own thoughts:
By the way, Thompson’s response to Moore will have a much greater impact on the presidential campaign than anything said at this little shindig tonight. It’ll be seen by many more people too.
This is starting to get interesting.
Update II: A backdoor Instalanchette. We left a linked message in the comments at VolunteerVoters.com, to whom the Lancherizer had linked. Hey. We get it where we can.
Update III: Michael Moore should have done a Google search before opening his big, fat mouth. On the other hand, why would he? He's never been one to allow himself to be confused by the facts. Goomp -- who traveled to Cuba as a young businessman in his salad days -- in the comments:
When I smoked cigars twenty years ago, I loved them, Cuban cigars had become illegal because of Castro's repressive liberal ideas. I checked with Google and find that we have relented and it is now legal to buy Cubans. They are the best.
I'll puff to that.