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Better Dead Than "Fred"?

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If Fred Thompson were to make a bid for the White House in 2008, his greatest threat may not be Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama. In fact it may not be any of the Presidential nominees. According to the Washington Post, Thompson’s chief obstacle just might be his own name: Fred...

“It has the tonal quality of something being dropped on the floor, something heavy and damp-ish,” the Post jests, drawing a comparison between the former Tennessee Senator’s name and a “waterlogged paper towel.”

However, taking into account the bevy of youthful beauties the former Law & Order star has kept company with over the years, and the bleary-eyed tribute they’ve been paying him lately, this analysis of Thompson’s name does raise one interesting question: does Fred Thompson, despite his “stodgy” name, have sex appeal?

“Is there something about the craggy actor we’re not getting?” asks the Post in rhetorical frustration, attempting to come to terms with this puzzling curiosity. “We are trying to understand. We are willing to admit that some people find Fred Thompson, yes, sexy. But we still cannot understand what that means.”

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