When asked which is harder, playing the president or being the president, Thompson replied, "Neither of 'em are that hard."
Taibbi, who introduces Thompson as the new Republican front-runner, writes, "It was bad enough when the GOP field was led by a grinning Mormon corporatist and a fascist ex-mayor itching to take his prostate pain out on the world, but Thompson is the worst yet -- a human snooze button, campaigning for the head-in-the-sand vote by asking Americans not to think but to change the channel."
Taibbi goes on to say that Thompson is selling a double-dose of Middle American delusion: "What Thompson inspires is something much more appropriate for Americans of the TV age: He gets audiences purring in a cozy stupor. Their eyes glaze over and they end up looking like a bunch of flies happily lapping up their own puke."
Well, we told you it wasn't pretty.
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