From a post-debate e-mail sent out by Fred Thompson'scampaign:
"I am not sure how these other candidates plan todefeat al-Qaeda when they can't even take on Carolyn Washburn. The format ofthis debate was more of a joke than a Mike Huckabee foreign policy answer."
We should have known Thompson was going to turn his no-nonsense attitude into a talking point. Because one moment you're raising your hand for a moderator, next thing you know Osama's in the Oval Office.