The lawyer-turned actor-turned politician-turned actor Fred Thompson responded to a call from liberal icon Michael Moore to a debate on healthcare issues. A former US Senator from Tennessee, and possible 2008 presidential candidate, Thompson was seen in a short video carried by the Breitbart news service saying that he “did not have time” to speak to Moore – a fellow denizen of Hollywood and movie sets.
However, Thompson did call upon
Thompson says, rhetorically, at the end of the video “A mental asylum, Michael. Maybe that’s something you ought to think about” before turning in a chair and returning to his cigar.
Thompson was apparently referring to famed Cuban cineaste Nicolás Guillen Landrián, nephew of the equally famous poet Nicolás Guillen Batista, who suffered for his inclusion of footage of Fidel Castro in one of his films and then substituting the original soundtrack with the song “Fool on the Hill” by the Beatles.
Guillen Landrián was incarcerated for nearly a decade by Castro and released after abusive treatment in the Mazmorra mental institution in