Anywho, he just showed me this op-ed piece written by sometimes-actor, sometimes-politician Fred Thompson in the National Review. Freddy has figured that people in general, and Republicans in particular, like electing actors to stuff. So, he's been thinking about running for President. That's why I was surprised to read his piece, entitled "Gandhi's Way Isn't The American Way."
Attacking Gandhi doesn't sound like a good way to start your campaign, but maybe he figures that Republicans think Gandhi is kind of a wimp. However, it gets better. Here's what he says:
. . . when Saddam Hussein was being given a last chance to open Iraq to U.N. weapons inspectors, posters appeared around America asking “What would Gandhi do?”So, Ghandi believed in peace and pacifism. Gee, who else preached peace and pacifism? Who else refused to take arms against His enemies? Could it be, hmmmm, JESUS? Now, like I've said here before, me and JC are close, and it seems that He's on the same page as Gandhi here. In fact, a popular anti-war poster and bumpersticker has asked "Who Would Jesus Bomb?"
And that’s a pretty good question. At what point is it okay to fight dictators like Saddam or the al Qaeda terrorists who want to take his place?
It turns out that the answer, according to Gandhi, is NEVER.
Talking trash about someone like Gandhi won't alienate many American voters. I mean, Dickie thought Freddie's piece was brilliant. However, what's he going to do when folks point out that he's putting down JC at the same time? I'm waiting to see America's reaction to this headline:
Fred Thompson Says "Jesus' Way Isn't the American Way"Who do you trust - actor or prophet?
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