I suppose running for President is the ultimate status symbol. Leading with the War on Terror® and Radical Islamic Terrorism®, Fred Thompson offered nothing new in his announcement speech, and no new interpretation of why so many disapprove of the current White House occupant and his failed policies. He gave no sweeping insights into how he would do anything differently than Bush. And capping the tepid 13:50 viewing experience, he recited a Walter Reed Hospital Marine story. Bleh! What have I missed? Is this what the Right has been waiting for?

Meanwhile, the sheep munch quietly.