Here is an interesting article on Fred Thompson, the lazy former congressman and actor who is threatening to run for the Republican presidential nomination. The article reports that Thompson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, which is claimed to be some sort of ‘shadow government’ organization. The news is supposed to scare the hard core conservatives that are said to be Thompson's best hope of snagging the Rep nomination with a late entry into a crowded field headed up by Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and I guess John McCain would be third.
At any rate, all kinds of crazy claims are made in the article, such as this group wanting to undo the USA and create a sort of North American union with no borders between Canada and Mexico. Yup, that'd scare the right wingers.
I'm against Thompson because he complained that being a Senator was "too much work" when he quit. Shit, if Congress is too much work, how will he react to being president? Maybe he'd take more vacation than W does (and W has taken more vacation days than are reasonable for the commander in chief, especially during a war).
And I wonder what women will think about voting for an old geezer who has a wife 24 years younger than he is?