Yglesias Award Nominee

"Fred Thompson came to the offices of National Review some years when he was still in the Senate. I liked him fine. He has done nothing, anywhere, ever. The Hubble Telescope could not find what he has done, because he has not done it. It would be unwise to put such a man in the White House at this moment in history," - Rick Brookhiser, NRO.

In my column tomorrow, I put it this way:

Buoyed by celebrity, unencumbered by actual policies, platitudinous on Iraq, but oozing calm, Thompson is the anti-anxiety medication for a troubled America. I'm just not sure a sedative is what the country really needs right now. A wake-up call would be more appropriate.

It also appears he has barely thought about any of the major issues facing the country. I'm not looking for a policy geek as president. But a medium amount of interest would be encouraging.