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Fred: ‘We Don’t Wear Any Hats, Unless They’re Our Own.’



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Confederate Yankee catches Roger Simon of the Politico making a Fred Thompson visit to an Iowa firehouse sound like it went much worse than it did. Simon describes Thompson’s “sour expression” on his face, and suggests that Thompson offended the firefighters when he mentioned his “silly hat” rule.

CBS News – you know CBS News, that longtime friend of bloggers – offers video, that shows a lot of laughter and good spirits all around. Come on, man.

Thompson apparently makes a reference to this botched story in his latest little video from the road: “Remember, we don’t raise our hands when we’re told to, and we don’t wear any hats, unless they’re our own.”

I understand Thompson will be spending Christmas managing a crisis at the Dulles Airport Control Tower.


Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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