A Tale of Two Headlines

Thompson climbs in GOP poll: "Former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson has gotten a modest bump in support after finally announcing he's running for the Republican presidential nomination, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. … He ranks second at 22%, up 3 points since August and his strongest showing since his name was added to the list of contenders in March."

Hmm. Well, wonder if that trend will continue once the Republican base gets a whiff of this:

Thompson Provided Legal Counsel for Pan Am 103 Bombers: "The New York Times reports that billing records from the early 1990's show that Thompson gave advice to a colleague who was working on behalf of two Libyan intelligence officials implicated in the infamous Pan Am Flight 103 bombing in 1988, which killed 270 people. … One of the two suspects, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, was later convicted and sentenced to 27 years in prison in Scotland."

That would be during the same period that Thompson was also lobbying on behalf of an abortion rights group.

Reproductive freedom...giving suspected terrorists access to legal counsel...damn! He sounds positively liberal! (At least by the standards of the American fascists calling themselves "conservatives" these days...)

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