Some go to Montaigne for them, some to Ben Franklin. Certainly Poor Richard’s “God helps them that helps themselves” fits a philosophy that is libertarian economically but hawkish internationally. Ron Paul seems not to understand that Franklin’s observation is hardly an argument for isolationism, though it is for libertarian economics.
Of course, not all recognize the richness of the axioms of country music but Fred Thompson won my heart if not yet my vote when I read Liz Garrigan’s piece:
Shortly after I wrote in 2000 that Thompson bears a striking resemblance to the Klingon “Star Trek” character Worf — high forehead, wide nose and a hairline that exposes a bald top (Google it) — a package from the then-unmarried senator arrived in the mail. It was a picture of Worf that Thompson had signed with this message: “In the immortal words of Sawyer Brown, some girls don’t like boys like me. Ah, but some girls do.”
And it looks like his closets are open, even if they may have some skeletons:
At an April 18 gathering of about 60 members of Congress, organized by Rep. Zach Wamp, a Tennessee Republican, Thompson was asked about his dating history during the nearly two decades between his two marriages. In response, the one-time beau of country music singer Lorrie Morgan offered an honest assessment of his romantic history. “I was single for a long time, and, yep, I chased a lot of women,” he said. “And a lot of women chased me. And those that chased me tended to catch me.”