Buddy Loaned Thompson Plane + Buddy Had Been Busted for Drugs = Scandal?
Nearly 30 years ago someone sold some marijuana. The same person over the next several years gets into various scrapes involving drugs.

Fast forward to 2007 and that person loans a buddy, who happens to be a presidential candidate his jet to make some trips. If you’re Fred Thompson, that means it’s going to be spun like you’re a criminal mastermind.

Such is the stuff that passes for scandal these days.

It’s not enough that the person running for high office be vetted: everyone he knows, associated with, grew up with or has employed has to pass a test of character that most reporters would fail.

No wonder Fred Thompson waited so long to enter the election process. No doubt, he’s shaking his head and sorry that his buddy’s long-lost past got splashed on the pages of a Washington Post that apparently was in need of copy.

More guilt by association from the Washington Post:
Republican presidential candidate Fred D. Thompson has been crisscrossing the country since early this summer on a private jet lent to him by a businessman and close adviser who has a criminal record for drug dealing.

Read the rest of the story:

Fred Thompson: Sad Day for the Scandalmongers 


Fred Thompson: Sad Day for the Scandalmongers

Washington Post

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