Thompson sees civil unions as pinko plot. (Or he just didn't do his homework on the issues again.)

Wrong Said Fred

fredthompson.jpgCalling same-sex marriage a “judge-made controversy,” on Monday Republican Presidential hopeful Fred Thompson declared his opposition to gay civil unions…at least, we think he declared his opposition to gay civil unions. At any rate, Thompson is vehemently against condoning any hanky-panky between Mikhail Gorbachev and Nikita Khrushchev.

Perhaps we’re exaggerating a tad, but when Thompson opened the floor to questions following his stump speech, the Associated Press reports the following exchange between voter Edward Paul and the Law & Order candidate:

I’m proud to say that in January 2008 New Hampshire has passed a law facilitating civil unions here,” Paul asked. “What is your belief for federal civil unions to be passed?”

“Soviet Union?” Thompson responded.

“No, civil unions,” Paul said.

“Oh. No, I would not be in support of that,” Thompson said.

Paul said he wasn’t surprised, or impressed.

We’re not, either.

“Thompson Quizzed on Civil Unions” [Associated Press]