Now, as noted in my earlier post, Jeri Thompson is not a home wrecker as she married Mr. Thompson long after his divorce from his first wife in 1985.
Now, why this clear hit piece when Mr. Thompson has not even formally announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination?
Well, look at last year in the midterm elections. The DDBMSM had story after story as to the fact that Republican voters were not happy. They felt that the congress let them down and a certain extent, the president. Much of that is true. But, the relentless assault on the GOP and allies by the DDBMSM did have some effect. Hey, if the DDBMSM could do it once, why not go for an exacta? So, you see and hear in the organs and broadcasts of the usual suspects that no one likes the current field in the Republican race for the White House. People want someone else. On and on and on.
Enter Fred Thompson, a conservative who has a lot of Ronald Reagan in him as they shared an acting career and got into elected politics after successful careers. Both are solid conservatives and both are plain speaking. Suddenly, Mr. Thompson is near the top of GOP polls and threatens former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani lead. Well, the DDBMSM can not let that happen. Why, Mr. Thompson may actually be competitive with the Democrat choice for president.
So, they begin the campaign to cast doubt.
A dubious story in the Left Angeles Times all but accuses him of lobbying for abortion. There are the multitude of stories about the fact he has less than 24 hour a day work habits. So far, nothing is sticking. So, it is time to slam the wife and by the fact there is a 24 year age difference, well it is like making it easy. Never mind the fact that she worked for the United States senate and was a Republican spokesman, or that just because she is a long-haired blond that she can not have a brain, let alone a brain cell.
The fact that this first broadside against Mrs. Thompson came from The New York Times is somewhat surprising. One would expect the "Paper of record", "The Old Gray Lady", and the "All the news that's fit to print" to go down to National Enquirer level, but they have and it is disgusting. Where are similar stories about wives of Democrat candidates for president that leave a bitter taste in the mouth? Come on, none of them can be as pure as virgin wool! Please, do not hold your breath for you may pass out and die!
I am not happy that I warned readers of this site that this was coming, but it has and Mr. and Mrs. Thompson should tell The New York Times, et al, to shove it and actually report news, not demean people in the most repugnant of ways.