Monica Hesse, a Washington Post writer whose name presumably sounds intelligent, has written a piece designed to paint Fred Thompson as a poor choice for US President because she thinks his first name sounds funny. Or stupid. Or not-sexy. If that is all they have on Fred Thompson, they might as well give up now.
Like Barack doesn't sound odd to some ears. It is lightning to the semitic listener, apricot brandy to the Hungarian. A Barack appears in the Bible as a military leader. Wolf Blitzer uses Barak as a less German sounding pseudonym. Blitzkrieg anyone? Do you suppose Obama's goofy parents named him for this Australian cat?
File this under Liberal Desperation. Along with the smears of his lovely wife, Jeri Kehn.