Fred Thompson apparently is bypassing next Wednesday's debate here at UNH, choosing to announce his candidacy the day after.
That's kind of disappointing, since I will be there. In fact, I'll probably be one of the few people there who paid full freight for a ticket.
(Although Pun Salad can, in fact, be bought; no candidate has so far felt it was actually in their interest to do that.)
Some links to comments related to this revoltin' development:
Jean Lopez at the NR Corner;
Geraghty at NR's Campaign Spot;
Patterson, Radio Blogger;
- an ill-tempered Union
- John Gizzi
at Human Events (via Drew Cline);
Rubin at the AmSpecBlog reports on the irked response of
Fergus Cullen, NH State GOP Chairman;
Hynes at Ankle Biting Pundits bites Fred's ankles;
- and the always-provocative Prof Althouse detects sexual innuendo at the New York Times!
OK, so Fred has broken my heart. And, in addition, I can't imagine what an evening of political rhetoric will do to my brain. But I'll try to put myself back together quickly enough to blog about the event on Wednesday evening upon my return to Pun Salad Manor. (Assuming I'm not abducted by a cabal of Ron Paul fans.)