Fred Thompson’s Retort Likens Obama to a Dog at a Fire Hydrant-Confirmed Authorship!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email about a comment made by Former GOP presidential candidate, Fred Thompson, in response to President Obama saying that his Washington DC critics talk about him, “like a dog.” The email alleges that Thompson replied, “Maybe it’s because he keeps treating this country like a fire hydrant.”
Fred Thompson wrote this and sent it out on Twitter (@FredThompson) to members on his subscription list on September 7, 2010.
The former Tennessee Senator compared President Obama’s treatment of Americans to a dog urinating on a fire hydrant after Obama strayed from his prepared remarks to talk about his critics in a Labor Day speech at a Laborfest event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 6, 2010.
The President said, “Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true.”
Thompson tweeted, “Obama: some people in DC ‘talk about me like a dog’. Maybe it’s because he keeps treating this country like a fire hydrant.”