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Thompson a Human Snooze Button?

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi has a dispatch from former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson's campaign trail, and it's not pretty.

When asked which is harder, playing the president or being the president, Thompson replied, "Neither of 'em are that hard."

Taibbi, who introduces Thompson as the new Republican front-runner, writes, "It was bad enough when the GOP field was led by a grinning Mormon corporatist and a fascist ex-mayor itching to take his prostate pain out on the world, but Thompson is the worst yet -- a human snooze button, campaigning for the head-in-the-sand vote by asking Americans not to think but to change the channel."

Taibbi goes on to say that Thompson is selling a double-dose of Middle American delusion: "What Thompson inspires is something much more appropriate for Americans of the TV age: He gets audiences purring in a cozy stupor. Their eyes glaze over and they end up looking like a bunch of flies happily lapping up their own puke."

Well, we told you it wasn't pretty.

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