What Is Roger Simon’s Problem?
Journalist Roger Simon wrote a scathing article about Fred Thompson today at The Politico. Thanks to CBS, we have some video from the same day. Compare the text from the story below describing the scene I’ve uploaded to You Tube.
Instead, Thompson rode four blocks to the local fire station. Local fire stations always have captive audiences (unless there is a fire).
Inside, Thompson shook a few hands — there were only about 15 people there — and then Chief Dan McKenzie handed Thompson the chief’s fire hat so Thompson could put it on.
Thompson looked at it with a sour expression on his face.
“I’ve got a silly hat rule,” Thompson said.
In point of fact, the “silly” hat was the one Chief McKenzie wore to fires and I am guessing none of the firefighters in attendance considered it particularly silly, but Thompson was not going to put it on. He just stood there holding it and staring at it.
To save the moment, Jeri Thompson took the hat from her husband’s hands and put it on her head.
“You look cute,” Thompson said to her. She did.
Jeri took off the hat and McKenzie led the Thompsons over to a fire truck.