Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fred Thompson

As forwarded to me by the DNC, with contribution links deleted. Thought it was interesting information:

Remember the Republican culture of corruption? The revolving door of
Republican politicians moving in and out of top political offices and Washington
D.C. lobbying firms?

That's Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson.
For years,
acting wasn't the Law & Order star's profession -- it was a hobby. In the
real world, Thompson has made a fortune in a decades-long career as a Washington

And just this month, as part of his role as the ultimate Washington
insider, Thompson offered to host yet another fundraising event for Scooter
Libby's legal defense fund. Thompson has been vocal in his support of Libby,
saying that he would "absolutely" pardon him.

As he runs for president, he'll try his hardest to hide the truth from
the American people. And we need to stop him.

Here's what the USA Today had to say about Lobbyist
Although the folksy-sounding Tennessean recently told USA TODAY
that he would run an outsider, just as he did while campaigning as a "country
lawyer" in a red pickup during his 1994 U.S. Senate race, his résumé is that of
a longtime Washington operative who has crossed ideological lines to represent
corporate and foreign clients.

In his most recent stint in Washington, Thompson worked for a London
company lobbying Congress to limit liability claims for asbestos-related
illnesses. Over the past three years he's made $760,000 fighting for the
interests of his corporate clients.

Now Fred Thompson wants the American people to believe he's the next Ronald
Reagan -- a Washington outsider with Hollywood charisma and conservative appeal.
But Thompson just plays the role of straight-shooting outsider on TV. In
reality, he's as inside as you can get.

As Fred Thompson tries to go from
Washington's K Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, the stakes of his candidacy
couldn't be higher. In an interview just last week, for example, he claimed that
the Roe v. Wade decision "was fabricated out of whole cloth," and that it was
the worst court ruling in the past 40 years.

We need to make sure that in 2008, Fred Thompson goes back to doing his
acting on Law & Order -- not in the White House.

McMahonDNC Executive Director