Even Fred Thompson Clowns on Fred Thompson's Lethargy

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Nov 06, 2007 10:14 AM
Talk about cementing a narrative. Funny, but maybe not productive for Fred:
Trying to encourage his studio to hurry up so an interview could start, Carl Cameron of Fox News said into his microphone: “The next president of the United States has a schedule to keep.” Standing beside him, a deadpan Mr Thompson interjected: “And so do I.”

As some Thompson aides looked bemused and others cringed, a taken-aback Mr Cameron, Fox’s chief political correspondent, exclaimed: “You can’t do that kind of stuff!”

The self-deprecating quip said much about the former Tennessee senator’s candidacy.