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Fred!
Posted by: MichaelW on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Addressing the RNC tonight, here were some of the highlights of Fred Thompson's address (the best lines being in bold):

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John McCain was preparing to take off from the USS Forrestal for his sixth mission over Vietnam, when a missile from another plane accidentally fired and hit his plane.

The flight deck burst into a fireball of jet fuel.

John's flight suit caught fire.

He was hit by shrapnel.

It was a scene of horrible human devastation.

Men sacrificed their lives to save others that day. One kid, who John couldn't identify because he was burned beyond recognition, called out to John to ask if a certain pilot was OK.

John replied that, yes, he was.

The young sailor said, "Thank God"... and then he died.

These are the kind of men John McCain served with.

These are the men and women John McCain knows and understands and loves.

If you want to know who John McCain is, if you want to know what John McCain values, look to the men and women who wear America's uniform today.

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Now, being a POW certainly doesn't qualify anyone to be President.

But it does reveal character.

This is the kind of character that civilizations from the beginning of history have sought in their leaders.

Strength.

Courage.

Humility.

Wisdom.

Duty.

Honor.

It's pretty clear there are two questions we will never have to ask ourselves, "Who is this man?" and "Can we trust this man with the Presidency?"

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To deal with these challenges the Democrats present a history making nominee for president.

History making in that he is the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for President. Apparently they believe that he would match up well with the history making, Democrat controlled Congress. History making because it's the least accomplished and most unpopular Congress in our nation's history.

Together, they would take on these urgent challenges with protectionism, higher taxes and an even bigger bureaucracy.

And a Supreme Court that could be lost to liberalism for a generation.

This is not reform.

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And my personal favorite:
We need a President who understands that you don't make citizens prosperous by making Washington richer, and you don't lift an economic downturn by imposing one of the largest tax increases in American history.

Now our opponents tell you not to worry about their tax increases.

They tell you they are not going to tax your family.

No, they're just going to tax "businesses"! So unless you buy something from a "business", like groceries or clothes or gasoline ... or unless you get a paycheck from a big or a small "business", don't worry ... it's not going to affect you.

They say they are not going to take any water out of your side of the bucket, just the "other" side of the bucket! That's their idea of tax reform.


[HT: Allahpundit who has the video]
 
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I did find one part of his speech to be very disturbing.

"When his captors wanted the names of other pilots in his squadron, John gave them the names of the offensive line of the Green Bay Packers."


As a Packer fan, I can no longer vote for this traitor in good conscience.
 
Written By: Matt
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As a Packer fan, I can no longer vote for this traitor in good conscience.
Favre was actually starting for the Pack in ’72 wasn’t he?
 
Written By: meagain
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He’s not a traitor Matt, he’s a Vikings fan
 
Written By: kyleN
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Fred was flat...
 
Written By: bains
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He’s not a traitor Matt, he’s a Vikings fan
Isn’t that worse?
 
Written By: newshutz
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Only if you give two craps about the packers... :)

Thankfully, I don’t really follow professional football. I’m a Bears fan. ;)
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Interesting that none of the major networks saw fit to carry Fred’s speech last night.
 
Written By: physics geek
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Interesting, but not surprising...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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I saw his speech on abc. They had it on while the other networks were showing Lieberman (who I thought was boring). The tax part was also my favorite Michael.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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I liked the line about field-dressing a moose. :)

He had some great lines, to be sure, but parts seemed like filler.
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Lieberman (who I thought was boring).
Come on, it’s Lieberman, what did you expect, the second coming of Zell Miller?
 
Written By: Curt Mitchell
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I saw his speech on abc. They had it on while the other networks were showing Lieberman (who I thought was boring).
I have it Tivo’d from ABC. I plan on keeping it for those nights that I have trouble sleeping.

Because after that... Babies don’t sleep that good.

Cheers.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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It’s neither the Packers or the Vikings ... he recently said it was the STEELERS!
 
Written By: V Ray
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