As Christy pointed out, Ol’ Fred seems a bit mnemonically challenged, to say the least.

On the Terry Schiavo circus, he said:

I can’t pass judgment on it. I know that good people were doing what they thought was best. That’s going back in history. I don’t remember the details of it.

On the differences between his Social Security plan and Dubya’s (which he supported):

I don’t even remember the details of his plan.

And on his lobbying for the pro-choice National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association:

Thompson in a column posted July 11 on the blog Power Line said he does not remember but will not dispute evidence alleging that he lobbied for NFPRHA….

This level of amnesia, apathy, and unpreparedness is shocking in a presidential candidate (or would have been, prior to 2000), but it’s absolutely perfect for the job Fred is really auditioning for. Fred is showing us that he has what it takes to be the next Attorney General of the United States.

Now, I won’t go so far as to suggest that Fred can forget rings around a world-class forgetter like Abu Gonzales, but it’s obvious that he has the exceptional, Olympic-calibre forgetting skills that a modern Republican AG requires. Fred is clearly a man who won all the forgetting bees he competed in as a kid, and was the star of his college Amnesia Bowl team.

Meanwhile, pikers like Ted Olson and Lawrence Silberman, while possessed of admirable partisan hackitude, couldn’t forget their way out of a paper bag. Not only that, but neither of them has ever played a District Attorney on television. The choice is clear.