Can Fred Thompson really get away with telling social conservatives that the positions he took as a lobbyist have nothing to do with his real beliefs? It’s probably true. But I doubt they’ll hold him blameless as a result; nor should they.
Since Thompson loves folksy expressions, let me put in in terms he’ll be sure to understand: “That old dog won’t hunt.”
Footnote: I’m not sure show much Arianna Huffington is paying Tom Edsall, but she seems to be getting her money’s worth.
Second footnote The right-bloggers who denounced the original story as a hoax by the liberal media ought to be ashamed of themselves. But they won’t be. Life is much easier once you’ve trained yourself to disbelieve any inconvenient fact.