High-larious article in the NYTimes about Fred Thompson in Iowa. He appears to have ingested an unusually large dose of Placidyl. At a campaign stop in Nevada, Iowa, voters apparently did not realize he had stopped speaking, so they didn't applaud. "Can I have a round of applause," the candidate pleaded.
If you're a political operative (and who isn't these days?), here's a parade of adjectives and nouns you would never want associated with your candidate: "...subdued and sonorous, a laconic presence who spoke in a soft monotone, threw few elbows and displayed little drive to distinguish himself from his opponents."
Yet this sleepwalking ex-senator is the overwhelming choice for president of N.C. Republicans ... ahead of Giuliani.
May their wishes come true!