Friday, November 21, 2008

But is he up to it?

“Lazy” Fred Thompson is abandoning all future political pursuits and will instead be encouraging his flair for the buskin:

Thompson, best known on TV for his role as a gruff district attorney on NBC's "Law & Order," dropped out of the crowded GOP primaries in January after his much-anticipated presidential campaign failed to gain strong support among conservatives.

He campaigned heavily for eventual nominee John McCain, and had recently tried to gain support to be in charge of the Republican National Committee.

But his former finance chairman, B.C. "Scooter" Clippard, said Thompson told him Wednesday that he was returning to acting and dropping his RNC bid.

"He seriously considered it, but he called and said that it was not in the cards," Clippard said.

Clippard said he did not know which television programs might be interested in Thompson.

"He has some wonderful opportunities back in the television market that probably financially far outweigh being chair of the RNC," Clippard said.

Should we be surprised by this turn of events? Fred isn’t exactly what you would call a motivated individual. (“Maybe ah’ll campaign this mornin’…then again, maybe ah won’t.”)

If Dick Wolf will have him, maybe he could return to Law and Order and run against Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) for the office of district attorney. I know my Mom would watch it.

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