We need to be upfront with our readers - we were not with Fred Thompson when he filed his papers at the Secretary of State's office in New Hampshire today.
Let us repeat that - we were not there. So we will not pass this off as firsthand reporting.
But we just got an email from someone who was there. So we consider our story to be based on firsthand secondhand.
Or something like that.
According to our source, when Thompson finished the NH photo-op he climbed into a campaign SUV and sped off.
Smack into the back of a 2nd - PARKED - campaign SUV.
Which our source considered "a perfect metaphor for his campaign".