"Wouldn't that be nice," said Senator John McCain, responding to the invitation. "I guess I probably wouldn't make the cut, because I'm not a 'serious contender' like Fred Thompson. I don't think my self-esteem could deal with the possibility of rejection by the former star of 'Curly Sue', so I guess I'm going to just have to tell Fred to go fuck himself."
"That was not a very gentlemanly response," said Thompson. "Not that I would've invited McCain anyway."
Mike Huckabee recalled that Thompson had issued a similar challenge earlier this year. "Yes, indeed. He held out the challenge, I accepted, and then he backed out, saying there were nine other candidates harrumph harrumph harrumph. I guess I wasn't 'serious' enough for him. This from a man who wears penny loafers."
"Well, he wasn't serious enough back then," replied Thompson defensively. "But that was then, and this is now, and frankly I must say that if he doesn't know the difference, he doesn't deserve to be in my living room."
©2007, Mark Hoback