When the lightning crackled in New Hampshire and knocked out the microphones, Mayor Giuliani, once a parochial-school kid, cracked that God must be angry with him. But the real invisible presence shaking up the Republican primary debate on CNN last night was not the Almighty. It was Fred Thompson.
One might call him the 6'5" elephant in the room — but he wasn't in the room at all. He was in Fox News's Washington, D.C., studio, waiting to go on "Hannity & Colmes" for a softball interview that would serve as his own personal post-game show, free of such petty distractions as a moderator or, say, his opponents.
Sean Hannity tried to get the former Tennessee senator to weigh in on the just-concluded melee, but Mr. Thompson was having none of it. "I don't want to talk about other candidates," he said. "I'm sure that they're good guys."
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