It's nice to see Fat-Head Fred Thompson finally give up.
He never lived up to the hype, and despite cheerleading from a small faction of social conservatives yearning for another actor who could step into Ronald Reagan's make-up kit and lead the nation back 30 years into the past, Thompson never demonstrated the will power and work ethic it takes to rise to the nation's highest office. He was just plain too lazy.
Well, at least now it's official. Fred Thompson is washed up in politics:
Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson is going back to the small screen after his foray into Republican presidential politics over the last year.
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.
Dog food commercials are where I expected Mutt-Faced Thompson to shine, but I'm sure he'll find some crappy, second-rate TV show in which to pull down a fat paycheck for reciting lines while furrowing his flabby brow in an attempt to be dramatic.
Good riddance to a bad actor who had no business pretending he was fit for the office of President.
Interesting Times - It's great to see Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson, etc. being discussed for high-ranking cabinet posts on the same day we read that Fred Thompson is washed up in politics.
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