Republicans Jab At Thompson's Absence

Whither Fred Thompson?

Says Mike Huckabee:

"Well, I was scheduled ot be on Jay Leno tonight but I gave up my slot to someone else to be in New Hampshire with these fine people. Fred Thompson no show George -- for not showing up
at his contest. Maybe Sen. Thompson will be known as the no-show of the presidential debates."

John McCain jabs at Fred Thompson.

"Maybe we're up past his bedtime."

Mitt Romney allowed that Thompson would bring "entertainment" and "new ideas."

The only reason I have for Sen. Thompson is... why the hurry? Why not take more time off?

Rudy Giuliani:

I think he's done a pretty good job playing my part on law and order. I personally prefer the real thing.