Monday, March 12, 2007

Fred Thompson Website

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Fred Thompson Bio

THOMPSON, Fred Dalton, a former Senator from Tennessee; born in Sheffield, Ala., on August 19, 1942; attended the public schools in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; graduated from Memphis State University 1964; received J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University 1967; admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1967 and commenced the practice of law; assistant U.S. attorney 1969-1972; minority counsel, Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (“Watergate Committee”) 1973-1974; special counsel to Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander 1980; special counsel, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 1980-1981; special counsel, Senate Intelligence Committee 1982; member, Tennessee Appellate Court Nominating Commission 1985-1987; actor; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in the November 8, 1994, special election to fill the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 1997, left vacant by the resignation of Albert Gore, Jr.; took the oath of office on December 2, 1994; reelected in 1996 for the term ending January 3, 2003; not a candidate for reelection in 2002; chair, Committee on Governmental Affairs (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses; One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]); resumed acting career.


Thompson, Fred D. At That Point in Time: The Inside Story of the Senate Watergate Committee. New York: Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., 1975.

Run Fred Run!

This from this mornings Knoxville News Sentinel. This from this mornings Tennessean. This is a Draft Fred Thompson blog, which is a Brian's Blog blog.

On the issues of the day, Fred;

Is "pro-life," and believes federal judges should overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion-rights decision as "bad law and bad medical science."

Opposes gay marriage but would let states decide whether to allow civil unions. "Marriage is between a man and a woman, and I don't believe judges ought to come along and change that."

Opposes gun control, and praised last week's 2-1 federal appeals decision overturning a long-standing handgun ban. "The court basically said the Constitution means what it says, and I agree with that," he said.

Supports President Bush's decision to increase troops in Iraq. "Wars are full of mistakes. You rectify things. I think we're doing that now," he said. "Why would we not take any chance, even though there's certainly no guarantees, to not be run out of that place? I mean, we've got to take that opportunity and give it a chance to work."

Would pardon former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice now, rather than waiting until all his appeals are exhausted. Thompson is a fundraiser for Libby's defense.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Draft Fred Thompson

Last Saturday (March 3, 2007) the Brian's Blog team posted about the rumors of Fred Thompson and the encouragement that he is receiving for a potential Republican bid for President of the United States of America. The old saying 24 hours is a lifetime in politics. On Friday confirmed media reports began to surface and today he appeared on Fox. He is clearly listening and we can help send a clear, loud message. This is a small step forward to have our next President to be former Senator Fred Thompson.

The Country needs Fred. This blog is open to all commenter's. However, should your comment be vulgar or if you use profanity it will be deleted. Share your thoughts about a Fred Thompson candidacy here. We will be posting more as the news continues to circulate.

Run Fred Run!