Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Fred Thompson announcedÂ today that he’sÂ quitting the Presidential campaign. Here is his drop out announcement speech he gave to break the news he’s quitting the race.
Howdy. Iâ€™m gonna make this short and sweet.Â Let me tell you all, I have worked harder than Iâ€™ve ever worked in my life these last weeks.Â I gave it 110 percent,Â for two, sometimes even three hours a day most days.Â And when that wasnâ€™t enough, I doubled it a couple of times!Â I missed more football games than a man should miss, and gave up some damn good fishing, which itâ€™s gonna take me months to make up.
When I decided to run for President, or as some of you have joked, when I decided to walk for President, it was not to fulfill a personal dream. It was to answer the call of my wife- I mean, my country. You can only straddle the fence so long before your hide starts to get chapped. And I assure you, the rumors that I only ran because my trophy wife said it was either that or the couch are not all that true. I ran to answer the call of my country. But my country seemed to stop its damn calling, right about a week after I made my announcement.Â I wish you people would have made up your mind. Run. Run. Run.Â On second thought, Never mind. We like the old guy, the preacher, and the zillionaire.
But I’m not bitter. Just ready to catch up on myÂ napping and fishing. I want to thank everyone who supported me, and let you know that I still intend to serve my country, even though it might look a little different than sitting in the oval office all day, with my feet on the desk, smoking cigars. Iâ€™ll be going back on the show again, and serving the country by helping you forget all about the economy and all that confusing foreign policy stuff and all, by entertaining you.Â
Thanks again everybody.Â Iâ€™m gonna disappear for a few weeks and catch up on slowing down. But youâ€™ll see me on the show next fall, and also I have a couple of movie parts lined up forÂ the summer,Â which woulda made it hard to really focus full time on Presidenting anyway.
All right boys, thatâ€™s it for now. I got a golf game to go catch. Then I think it’s probly just about damn time for nap.
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