Nixon on Fred Thompson: “Dumb as hell.”

“Oh shit, he’s dumb as hell.” That was Richard Nixon’s assessment of Fred Thompson 30 years ago when he was running interference for the Nixon Gang during the Watergate investigation. ABC News has the story. How humiliating to hear one of the biggest crooks in American political history call you dumb but loyal (in this case, to the GOP).

This doesn’t mean much today, but it makes me a little nostalgic. If I had to choose, I think I’d take a crook over a moron. Unless I can have both.