Saturday, June 02, 2007

Please Fred don't leave Law and Order...

Chris Kelly on Fred Thompson:

Obviously I'm missing something when it comes to the awesome charisma of Fred Thompson. Some of it is personal; I already have a father, so I didn't need Ronald Reagan. Some of it is professional; I once worked on a talk show that booked too many third-rate guests, and I had to write their padded introductions, so every time I hear Thompson described as "the star" of The Hunt for Red October, my joints cinch.

Here's Jonah Goldberg on Fred:

Here are just a few little-known facts about Fred Thompson:

- Every night before going to sleep, Osama bin Laden checks under his bed for Fred Thompson.

- Though Fred Thompson left the Senate in 2003, Harry Reid still hasn't stopped wetting his pants.

- Fred Thompson once ended a filibuster by ripping out a Senator's heart and showing it to him before he died.

- Only two things can kill Superman: Kryptonite and Fred Thompson.

- Fred Thompson once stood on our south border and glared at Mexico. There was no illegal immigration for a month.

- Fred Thompson vows not only to win in Iraq but also to forcefully free Vietnam from Communism, thus giving America a perfect win/loss record for wars again.

- Fred Thompson can open clamshell packaging without the slightest trouble.

These are just a few of the "Fred Thompson Facts" posted on the conservative humor site IMAO in March.


Anonymous said...

Just when I got used to him playing Arthur Branch. He was great and will be missed. If only they brought back Steven Hill...

the teach said...

jm4847, hah! Arthur Branch is a tough son-of-a-gun, that gives no quarter! I don't think I want that kind of President...

Yes I like Steven Hill who played Adam Shiff on L&O.

I got this from Wikipedia:
Schiff left the DA's office in 2000 to accept a role in coordinating commemorations of The Holocaust Project. Other sources state that he resigned from the position because the public thought he was too old to continue as DA, and because he wanted to retire from the rigours of public life. It has also been suggested that he was determined to run for election as a Judge of the New York Court of Appeals (the highest court of authority in the State of New York; unlike most jurisdictions, in New York, the name "Supreme Court" connotes the trial level court).