Inside voice – Outside voice

We all have thought bubbles. As were talking to people while interacting with them there are things that run through our minds that, thankfully, we filter. For some of us, that filter simply doesn’t work that well. Some things should never be said out loud. The fact that conservatives continue to wonder about shooting our president… It just makes me sick. Never during the eight-year debacle of George W. Bush did I ever wish for anybody to shoot him. Yes, I wanted him out of office. I wanted him voted out of office. There’s a big difference.

From TPM:

In an interview featured Wednesday night on Fox Business, retired hedge fund manager Foster Friess, the largest donor to super PACs that had formerly supported ex-Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) for president, made a distasteful comment about guns being aimed at President Barack Obama.

“There are a lot of things that haven’t been hammered at because Rick and Mitt have been going at each other,” Friess said, according to The Los Angeles Times. “Now that they have trained their barrels on President Obama, I hope his teleprompters are bullet-proof.”

The paper said that he immediately back-tracked on that remark, and later told ABC News that he regretted the statement.

While most Fox Business feature interviews are published to the channel’s website shortly after they’re aired, video of Friess’s comments was nowhere to be found more than 18 hours later, even as fresh clips appeared online from the Fox Business Thursday morning shows.

Friess, who’s spent almost $2 million supporting his favored candidate this election season, said in the wake of Santorum’s concession this week that he would begin supporting former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) instead.

What is remarkable is the fact that this man has spent $2 million and, truthfully, that number simply doesn’t phase me. We’ve seen so much money in this campaign already that $2 million is chump change. Newt Gingrich’s billionaire has spent close to $15 million. Now, that’s real money. This is all craziness.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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