Audio: Fred! rips Europe for demilitarizing during the War on Terror

posted at 12:57 pm on March 29, 2007 by Allahpundit

It flows like honey. Like honey mixed with liquid explosives, and just drizzled on a big ol’ pile o’ grits. Maybe with a side of cornbread, maybe with a side of C-4.

Honestly, are these commentaries any less boilerplate than the paint-by-numbers leftism of my new love interest? I’m thisclose to writing a Fred! parody. Opening line: “Now call me old fashioned, but a religion that condones blowin’ up women and children just ain’t a religion I’m fixin’ to be a part of.” Come on.


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Hey Allah, you might have a good sideline there :) I don’t how cornpone it sounds, I like it!

BJ* on March 29, 2007 at 1:00 PM

I’m this close to writing a Fred! parody.

You do and I’ll do the Fred! voice for free.

ScottMcC on March 29, 2007 at 1:03 PM

Don’t Dis Fred….

He is the only one out there telling it like it is…

Romeo13 on March 29, 2007 at 1:06 PM

NuYawkers then Allah? Something more educated, like maybe West Side Story Brooklyn mixed with Vito Corleone?

You know I’m a hick. All that on the farm talk we just made-up to t-off NuYawkers. Nuance. Good ol’fashioned fun-pokin.
Real people don’t talk like that. What Fred! says don’t matter, it all sounds like grits.

Limerick on March 29, 2007 at 1:07 PM

Is this guy the next Churchill or Reagan?

PRCalDude on March 29, 2007 at 1:09 PM

Honestly, are these commentaries any less boilerplate than the paint-by-numbers leftism of my new love interest?

Maybe so, maybe so. But what other serious, viable candidate is out there saying it? Anybody think RINO George is about to introduce such a “cornpone” concept in the midst of his attempts to negotiate with the Axis of Evil?

Now might be a pretty good time for a refresher course in the basics.

Mike H on March 29, 2007 at 1:11 PM

Better watch out, Allah. MKH may put the Southern Girl Smackdown on you for makin fun. :)

KelliD on March 29, 2007 at 1:12 PM

I’m thisclose to writing a Fred! parody.

When you’re done, Take The Cannoli.

Stephen M on March 29, 2007 at 1:17 PM

This is troubling:

Fred Thompson: Neocon globalist
By Basil Harrington

Fred Thompson also supports affirmative action, and ideologically worships free trade, regardless how much it harms America. Historically, conservatives have opposed free trade, but Thompson, like others, has been “neoconned” into backing it.

He furthermore is a “fellow” at the American Enterprise Institute, one of the largest neocon think-tanks, which demonstrates where his true loyalty lies. If you did not receive the Burkean memo, the transformation of the Middle East to liberal democracy is Jacobin, not conservative. There is not a single thing conservative about the membership of AEI. They are neocon / neoliberal globalists.

CitizenJim on March 29, 2007 at 1:19 PM

The reason liberals promoted abortion was the hope of killing Fred Thompson before he materialized.

“You have failed, your highness. I am a conservative, like my Gipper before me.”

Ringmaster on March 29, 2007 at 1:23 PM

Well, the AEI connection ain’t real troublin’ doesn’t really bother me.

AEI’s mission is to “to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalism — limited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and responsibility, vigilant and effective defense and foreign policies, political accountability, and open debate.”

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 1:24 PM

Also troubling:

By Basil Harrington: Although Fred Thompson is tougher than McCain and Giuliani on border enforcement, which isn’t saying much seeing how they line up with Barack Obama, he had a rather lackluster record on immigration while in the Senate. As one commentator notes: “Overall, Americans for Better Immigration gives [Thompson] a career grade of C; on chain migration, C; visa lottery, C-; reducing unnecessary visas, F; on reducing asylum fraud, C-; on reducing amnesties, D; and on interior enforcement, C+. Although he was tough on border control, he was lacking in almost every other area.” [1]

CitizenJim on March 29, 2007 at 1:25 PM

one of the largest neocon think-tanks,

CitizenJim on March 29, 2007 at 1:19 PM

Sorry Jim, when you quote anyone named Basil, and the term “neocon” comes up, you aint gonna be invited to the “sour mash BBQ” with the Mrs!

PinkyBigglesworth on March 29, 2007 at 1:25 PM

So, can we have a “Talk Like Fred” day if he announces for president?

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 1:28 PM

seriously dude: jane fleming = greasy skank.

jummy on March 29, 2007 at 1:29 PM

I really don’t know anything about the author “Basil.” I really like Fred’s sensible straigh talk and want to believe what he says. But, on border security and illegal immigration, I need to hear more. The current situation is unacceptable.

CitizenJim on March 29, 2007 at 1:29 PM

Yep……and I am not a Republican Texan because I voiced my opinion on Redstate slamming Gov. Perry……that instantly got me my RINO label. So be it. I wear it with pride.

If Harrington is faced with Billary, Thompson, or John Birch on the ballot, my guess is he won’t vote for John Birch regardless of what he says right now.

Limerick on March 29, 2007 at 1:31 PM

I too would like to hear more, but since he’s been out of politics for a while he could not only have changed his opinion on important issues, the break would give him some validity in those changes. Different from, say Romney’s flip-flop-flip on abortion.

Darksean on March 29, 2007 at 1:31 PM

Basil Harrington writes for the Canada Free Press, and his columns are…overwrought.

Why are neoncons backing Thompson? Ideally, being ex-Trotskyites themselves, neocons would prefer a liberal candidate, like McCain, Giuliani or Romney. But they see that conservatives deplore these candidates, and now are going to try to peddle Fred Thompson, who is just socially conservative enough and just tough enough on the borders, even if it is feigned, to woo naive GOP voters. But let’s hope this nefarious neocon plot fails.

Ex-Trotskyites? Is this guy for real?

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 1:32 PM

“Now call me old fashioned, but a religion that condones blowin’ up women and children just ain’t a religion I’m fixin’ to be a part of.”

That would be an awesome Fred Thompson commentary. I hope he does it.

frankj on March 29, 2007 at 1:34 PM

Southerners know you put honey on cornbread, not grits!

You put butter or cheese on grits (with a mess of fried fish on the side!).

INC on March 29, 2007 at 1:35 PM

You put butter or cheese on grits (with a mess of fried fish on the side!).

You need to do something to grits. Those things are awful without the help of condiments.

Heh heh heh.

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 1:36 PM

But let’s hope this nefarious neocon plot fails.

I like the way that sounds.

Kai on March 29, 2007 at 1:42 PM

“Now call me old fashioned, but a religion that condones blowin’ up women and children just ain’t a religion I’m fixin’ to be a part of.” Come on.

Well i have to say it beats the hell out of “Islam is the Religion of Peace, Islam is the Religion of Peace” which i usually hear from our leaders every time some peaceful muslim has just blown something up.

amish on March 29, 2007 at 1:45 PM

Honestly, are these commentaries any less boilerplate than the paint-by-numbers leftism of my new love interest?

Uh … boilerplate as viewed thru the lens of what? Nothing he says is wrong. Just because it might remind some that maybe, just maybe, our allies should be focusing on the real threat instead of pumping their money into even more social programs, or catering to every muslim fancy in Europe … it’s boilerplate?

darwin on March 29, 2007 at 1:45 PM

it’s boilerplate?

I think it’s more the folksy style…the “ya’ll c’mere and listen’ to uncle Fred” vibe.

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 1:46 PM

What’s your problem Allah-repugnant? Fred’s calling a spade a spade. What’s your boy-of-the-week saying? Or perhaps you prefer he spin it like our current crap of elected officials?

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on March 29, 2007 at 1:54 PM

Call it what you want. I like what I am hearing from Fred.

KennyB on March 29, 2007 at 1:55 PM

I like the way that sounds.

Yeah, I did like the alliteration of “nefarious neocon.”

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 1:57 PM

http://www.pancanalsociety.org/obits/feb_2004.htm

” Basil Harrington (BHS’51) passed away on September 30, 2002, from a hernia complication. No other information is available.”

hehe

Connie on March 29, 2007 at 1:59 PM

No i think its a criticism of the message and not the style Slu:

Honestly, are these commentaries any less boilerplate than the paint-by-numbers leftism

I dont really get the point though. Is the message wrong? Are there SO many Republicans out there saying things like this that its redundant? Is it not a 5000 word George Will pile of BS about how ‘conservatism is a lot like baseball if you really think about it?’

Come on – the guy has 2 minutes to give his opinion. How much in depth analysis do you expect? The man is a stright talker.

And im glad that he is.

amish on March 29, 2007 at 2:00 PM

man i really need to learn how to type.

shorthand:

Fred in 08

amish on March 29, 2007 at 2:03 PM

I can still hear the ringing in the ears of the countries he just hog slapped

Allah fire away Fred the man, this very day

EricPWJohnson on March 29, 2007 at 2:09 PM

You need to do something to grits. Those things are awful without the help of condiments.

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 1:36 PM

Yeah, butter and salt. That’s it. Maybe some pepper or hot sauce if you’re from Looziana.

spmat on March 29, 2007 at 2:10 PM

“Now call me old fashioned

Hah! I busted out a Fred impersonation in trying to describe to someone how his little talks sound like. Now I can’t stop! Cornball to the extreme, and I love every second of it.

We love it AP, b/c no matter how ridiculously corny and old-school it sounds, he is the only one who has consistently gotten it right on all the positions I care about. And he would DESTROY Hillary in any debate.

RW Wacko on March 29, 2007 at 2:13 PM

Yeah, butter and salt. That’s it. Maybe some pepper or hot sauce if you’re from Looziana.

I tried them once, plain. I was at a Shoney’s with some southerners who thought it would be fun to play a trick on the Yankee (well, transplanted Yankee – but we didn’t eat grits in Texas when I grew up). They told me that butter and salt would only cover up the ‘true taste’ and ruin the grits.

Yup, I fell for it.

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 2:16 PM

Boilerplate? – that implies its frequent usage. I haven’t heard any Republican make many of the points in the audio. None of them have been made frequently.

Most pols talk about our allies “valuable contributions” and avoid mentioning that they would have a hard time fielding any significant force other than as window-dressing on US operations.

Clark1 on March 29, 2007 at 2:16 PM

Can’t you just hear it, Wacko? “I paid for this dad-blame mikerphone, miz Hillary…”

Oh. Hell. Yeah. ;)

Mike H on March 29, 2007 at 2:19 PM

I dont know many people who eat grits. Maybe they eat a lot of them in other parts of the south.

I dont know. I always laugh when im watching that movie “My Cousin Vinnie” when that fat guy makes such a big deal over grits being some kind of Southern Pride thing. It was such a Hollywood moment. Clueless.

Useless Fact: While its not true that most southerners eat grits – it is true that we do pop up out of cornfields and tell lame jokes to people who may be passing by, just like in Hee Haw.

amish on March 29, 2007 at 2:19 PM

Lets see… he doesn’t sound like Grandma Pelosi…

He doesn’t put on a fake accent like Hillary or Obama…

He can actualy say Nuclear…

and he speaks from a place of Common sense, not the Washington “nuance” speak of the new politicians…

Hmmm… what wrong with a little common sense???

What he should do, IMO, is run on a LAW AND ORDER platform…

Romeo13 on March 29, 2007 at 2:20 PM

I’ve heard enough. Fred for Prez in 08.

Gitterdone….

Dr. Gecko on March 29, 2007 at 2:24 PM

To the Fremen, “Fred Thompson” is a killing word.

fusionaddict on March 29, 2007 at 2:26 PM

Fred is a genius for filling in for Paul Harvey. He’s been subtley campaigning for months. He’s got my vote!

ctmom on March 29, 2007 at 2:28 PM

I like his voting record.
I like what he says.

I hope he runs for 2008.

I can only hope.

Kini on March 29, 2007 at 2:33 PM

TX, TN, LA, AR, MO, GA, AL, NC, SC, KN, WV, VA, FL, MS………
ahemmmmmmm……yo Yankees…..all that ‘cornpone’ commentary and we might just forget about Appomattox. There is a Sharps 50 round here someplace :)

Grits……butter, salt and SOS on the side, then beer for dessert. Now we talkin…….

(Sorta sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to NuYawkers)

Limerick on March 29, 2007 at 2:35 PM

Limerick said:

Yep……and I am not a Republican Texan because I voiced my opinion on Redstate slamming Gov. Perry……that instantly got me my RINO label. So be it. I wear it with pride.

Really? I’ve slammed Perry on RedState before and got mostly agreement. It’s not like Perry is some uber-conservative icon of the party or anything. I voted for him, but I’m not a huge fan of some of the stuff he does. Truth is, the Texas governor is an extremely weak executive, so I don’t worry too much about the gov at all–it’s the legislature we have to worry about.

aero on March 29, 2007 at 2:45 PM

Since when did Europe have a military?

profitsbeard on March 29, 2007 at 2:48 PM

CitizenJim on March 29, 2007 at 1:19 PM

Let him speak for himself, rather than quoting a dead pundit.

January 31, 2007
Dave Branaham

CitizenJim is a blogger who spends most of his days in a dark cellar with his debating partner…Mongo the rat.

Although CitizenJimis tougher than McCain and Giuliani on cat enforcement, which isn’t saying much seeing how they line up with Catwomen, he had a rather lackluster record on dog catching while in the cellar. As one commentator notes: “Overall, Americans for less cats gives [Thompson] a career grade of C; on cat migration, C; dog tags, C-; reducing unnecessary litters, F; on reducing canine fraud, C-; on reducing rabies, D; and on poop detail, C+. Although he was tough on border collie control, he was lacking in almost every other area.” [1]

See how it works?

right2bright on March 29, 2007 at 2:50 PM

I complained about the 600 mile 10 lane ‘tollway’…….land grab Texas style. Union Pacific would be proud of Perry….wrong topic here I suppose….

Limerick on March 29, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Sounded ok to me.

Allah, I agreed with you on KP… but Jane Flemming is a blindly partisan hack who doesn’t seem to have a thought that is her own. I wonder if her toes get sore from constantly tipy-toeing the party line? She makes me nauseated every time she opens her mouth.

Kirsten, on the other hand, seems to have a brain and forms her own opinions.

BadBrad on March 29, 2007 at 2:58 PM

See how it works?

right2bright on March 29, 2007 at 2:50 PM

Right2bright,

I like what I hear from Fred Thompson. I want to believe! Like I said, I don’t know anything obout the author of the article.

Slublogs post was comforting:

Well, the AEI connection ain’t real troublin’ doesn’t really bother me.

AEI’s mission is to “to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalism — limited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and responsibility, vigilant and effective defense and foreign policies, political accountability, and open debate.”

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 1:24 PM

CitizenJim on March 29, 2007 at 2:58 PM

You took the words right out of my mouth. :-)

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 2:59 PM

Here are some of the organization’s former fellows:

John Bolton
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Newt Gingrich
Michael Ledeen
David Frum
Christina Hoff Summers
Lynne Cheney
Jeanne Kirkpatrick

Slublog on March 29, 2007 at 3:01 PM

Opening line: “Now call me old fashioned, but a religion that condones blowin’ up women and children just ain’t a religion I’m fixin’ to be a part o

At last, voice crying in the wilderness of Washington!! Fred at least tskes the Islamic threat serions. He gets my vote.

docdave on March 29, 2007 at 3:01 PM

but Jane Flemming is a blindly partisan hack who doesn’t seem to have a thought that is her own.

It’s the cleavage … it kinda works like a blind partisan hack offset.

darwin on March 29, 2007 at 3:06 PM

The problem Fred points out is only going to get worse going forward. In another 10 years, we won’t be able to increase our military funding if we wanted to and Iran and their ilk knows it. Why? Pensions. As the boomers retire, governments all around the world are going to be force to choose between pensions or bullets. Pensions are going to win. Iran has a population bubble too … that is reaching prime military age.

If we don’t take care of this problem now, we aren’t going to be able to take care of it later.

crosspatch on March 29, 2007 at 3:14 PM

I complained about the 600 mile 10 lane ‘tollway’…….land grab Texas style. Union Pacific would be proud of Perry….wrong topic here I suppose….

Limerick on March 29, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Well, if it’s any comfort, I don’t think you’re a RINO for expressing concern about that.

Point taken about this being off-topic, though. Back to Fred! I think his communication style works well for him. We need a strong communicator in the White House–someone who can convey complex ideas in a simple and straitforward way for a population that is mostly not paying close attention to politics and foreign affairs and doesn’t really want to. Politics is unfortunately driven by sound-bites these days, and Fred! clearly has the ability to boil a conservative message down to a pithy, entertaining sound-bite.

That said, I’m still a Gingrich girl. But I’m certainly open to Fred! running. I could easily vote for him if he gets the nomination.

aero on March 29, 2007 at 3:17 PM

Very good. Too bad he’s not a Christian and can’t become president.

Drum on March 29, 2007 at 3:27 PM

Thompson / Gingrich in 08….

Fred to tell it like it is…

Newt to plan how it should be…

Romeo13 on March 29, 2007 at 3:29 PM

Okay….preparing for the smack down to come…..I love me some grits, with a big dab of butter and a bit of sugar….yes, I said sugar. :)

As for Fred, how did that man get into my head and voice so effortlessly my thoughts? It’s scary! Not sure what to make of the various polls these past few days which show him running away with things…want to believe them but perhaps he just has a really dedicated ‘fan base’? And why are so many of the conservative ‘pundits’ totally poo-poohing the mere idea of his running seriously? Does he speak too forcefully and openly to satisfy the PC needs? Which is, btw, what draws me to him. Just tell me honestly what you think….

dustoffmom on March 29, 2007 at 3:33 PM

seriously dude: jane fleming = greasy skank.

jummy on March 29, 2007 at 1:29 PM

I second that.

Lehosh on March 29, 2007 at 3:39 PM

OMIGOSH!

You put butter and Tabasco on grits! I think AP is actually from New York, but using a fake southern accent!

I suggest we call him AllahRodhamPundit from now on.

Rode Werk on March 29, 2007 at 3:41 PM

Grits……butter, salt and SOS on the side, then beer for dessert. Now we talkin…….

Nope. my mom’s garlic cheese grits, baked to perfection in the oven. served at Easter brunch with a breakfast casserole and homemade cornbread (the kind baked in a cast iron skillet with lots of grease). Now THAT’s perfection!!

pullingmyhairout on March 29, 2007 at 4:07 PM

If he wont run can we just force the job on him???

Viper1 on March 29, 2007 at 4:09 PM

I’m thisclose to writing a Fred! parody

Do it. DO IT.

Alex K on March 29, 2007 at 4:13 PM

Grits need maple syrup to be eaten. But they are even better fried (yes, cooked then fried) with cheese & bacon. I live in NC , but am from NJ.

Crusader on March 29, 2007 at 4:17 PM

Yeah we may talk a little funny down here in the South. But have you ever noticed we don’t have a lot of them there lefty activist in these here parts? You won’t find a group of students lefties burning a soldier in effigy in Austin Texas. No group of students is going to rush a guest speaker on the campus of the University of Alabama. That’s why when I retired from the Army I decided to hang my hat in the south. The south, land of great huntin’, fishin and Southern Belles.

SPIFF1669 on March 29, 2007 at 4:35 PM

Their army my be small but they have real combat experience. One of their soldiers is worth a platoon from another country.

Go Fred go! (Very Newtlike if I do say so myself.)

Mojave Mark on March 29, 2007 at 4:57 PM

I thought Texas was quite liberal? Wasn’t it blue before Governor Bush came along?

aengus on March 29, 2007 at 5:10 PM

Very good. Too bad he’s not a Christian and can’t become president.

Drum on March 29, 2007 at 3:27 PM

It’s not that he isn’t a Christian, the problem is that he isn’t Christian enough. High Arbiter of Salvation Dobson told me so.

Thompson / Gingrich in 08….
Fred to tell it like it is…
Newt to plan how it should be…

Romeo13 on March 29, 2007 at 3:29 PM

I think you might be on to something there.

Wolfman on March 29, 2007 at 5:10 PM

A Fred Thompson run has the Georgia State University Political Science Dept worried. I think that speaks volumes because everyone of them is backing either Hillary or Obama.

Who is Basil Harrington? He claims AEI is not conservative? Is he crazy? Taking analysis of a group called Americans for Better Immigration as fact? Who are they? Their website states that they non-partisan, but, it doesn’t give specifics on the group itself. How do we know? Harrington’s analysis is not very scholarly.

gmaninatl on March 29, 2007 at 5:13 PM

Thompson/Pence’08

tormod on March 29, 2007 at 5:25 PM

Everything Fred said is correct. I’m GOP all the way but the thought of throwing my vote away on the current crop of Pres. wannabes makes me cry a little. Fred gives me hope. Just because he’s “cornpone” doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be a great Pres.

And I live in the Bronx, grew up in the worst part of Jersey and my Grandmother served me grits every damn day. I put maple syrup on ‘em.

Rob Taylor on March 29, 2007 at 5:26 PM

But they are even better fried (yes, cooked then fried) with cheese & bacon.
Crusader on March 29, 2007 at 4:17 PM

Now we talkin!

Limerick on March 29, 2007 at 5:55 PM

I thought Texas was quite liberal? Wasn’t it blue before Governor Bush came along?

aengus on March 29, 2007 at 5:10 PM

Texas was traditionally “Southern Democrat” for a long time, but it’s been shifting red for several elections. There are lots of people like my father, who thought he was a Democrat for much of his early adult life and gradually came to the realization that Dems represented almost nothing that he held dear, while Republicans did. Gov. Ann Richards was the last representative of that old Texas southern Democratism. These days, Texas is pretty solidly red–both the governorship and the legislature are safely in Republicans’ hands and look to stay that way for some time to come. Presidential candidates don’t spend a lot of effort on Texas because it’s pretty much tied up for the Republican without a fight.

There are pockets of liberalism in Texas–most notably Austin, which is a hippie town at heart. But the suburbs and countryside are very conservative.

aero on March 29, 2007 at 6:02 PM

Thompson/Tancredo for the alliteration of the nation.

profitsbeard on March 29, 2007 at 6:07 PM

I am in Ohio. I eat grits. Butter, salt, and yes, Tabasco.

SUGAR!?! What in the name of all that’s holy is wrong with you!?

Anyhoo, Fred’s in to win, and he thusfar has my vote.

HerrMorgenholz on March 29, 2007 at 6:14 PM

Thanks aero.

I saw a documentary on Austin a few years ago and figured Texas was a blue-to-purple state.

aengus on March 29, 2007 at 6:17 PM

Aero is dead on……Austin is lawyers, politicians, college students, and lobbyists and real estate prices to make em feel like they live on the left coast.

Limerick on March 29, 2007 at 6:24 PM

…”SUGAR!?! What in the name of all that’s holy is wrong with you!?”……….

:) I was ready for it! What can I say….I love grits, and cream of wheat…and both with a hint of sweetness to them. Heck, just go ahead and blame my southeast KY Granny, she taught me to like them that way. But here in west Tn….I get some strange looks indeed when I doctor them up. :)

But seriously, tobasco??!! That sounds as disgusting to me as my sugar does to you!

Go Fred!

dustoffmom on March 29, 2007 at 6:45 PM

Ron Paul?!

Reaps on March 29, 2007 at 7:10 PM

Ron Paul?! – Reaps

I agree reaps. Ron Paul was a Libertarian before becoming a Republican. The only reason he became a Republican is because the Republican Party took over Texas politics in the 1990′s. Texas Democrats hate him and Republicans don’t care much for him either. He has always been a maverick. That Pajama Media pool is rigged.

Ain’t no way Ron Paul could muster enough votes in a primary or a general election.

gmaninatl on March 29, 2007 at 8:40 PM

Don’t Dis Fred….

He is the only one out there telling it like it is…

Romeo13 on March 29, 2007 at 1:06 PM

Agreed.

I like his straight talk. He doesn’t sound like a politician just saying what he thinks people want to hear but rather says what he truly feels. I’d vote for his for POTUS in a heartbeat vs. any of the current candidates.

Yakko77 on March 29, 2007 at 8:52 PM

I love grits, and cream of wheat…and both with a hint of sweetness to them.

dustoffmom on March 29, 2007 at 6:45 PM

Cream of Wheat? Brown sugar!

p.v. cornelius on March 30, 2007 at 12:01 AM

Thanks aero.

I saw a documentary on Austin a few years ago and figured Texas was a blue-to-purple state.

aengus on March 29, 2007 at 6:17 PM

Yeah, based on Austin alone, I can see why you’d think that.

Aero is dead on……Austin is lawyers, politicians, college students, and lobbyists and real estate prices to make em feel like they live on the left coast.

Limerick on March 29, 2007 at 6:24 PM

I’ve heard it called “San Francisco Lite.” Not too far off! I live in the conservative suburbs of Austin, and we just try to keep the liberals surrounded and contained. ;-)

I think if Fred runs, he’ll get a lot of support in Texas.

aero on March 30, 2007 at 1:11 AM

Yeah, based on Austin alone, I can see why you’d think that…. I’ve heard it called “San Francisco Lite.”

aero on March 30, 2007 at 1:11 AM

Not to mention “Moscow on the Colorado.”

p.v. cornelius on March 30, 2007 at 4:06 AM