Everything old is new again. George Allen, once a chattering class false frontrunner himself for the GOP nomination, is set to endorse Fred Thompson. I doubt the media will be able to resist going the ironic route as they cover this. One gaffe-happy-stumble-bum endorses another. The Thompson High Command would claim otherwise: Allen vets Fred as the conservative choice, blah, blah, blah. Since timing is everything in creating a press narrative, I do wonder why Fred’s campaign is announcing Allen now. It would have been much better to play the George Allen card after tomorrow’s GOP debate.