What a waste – Blog item rendered moot by the news

Thompson wins endorsement of TV’s Arthur Branch

Sen. Fred Thompson today received an important celebrity endorsement, with the “Law & Order” star throwing his own support behind himself in his bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. The announcement came this morning in the master bathroom of Thompson’s home in McLean, VA.

“I think I’m the best man for the job, and I’m proud to give myself my full support,” said Thompson, who played Arthur Branch on the long running NBC police procedural.

Thompson’s endorsement of himself is a much needed shot in the arm for the Tennessean’s lagging presidential bid, as his rivals have already scored the backing of a number of high profile stars. Chuck Norris (Mike Huckabee), Arnold Schwarzenegger (John McCain), Adam Sandler and Jon Voight (Rudolph Giuliani), and comedian Gallagher (Alan Keyes) have already committed.

Before today’s announcement, Thompson had won the endorsement of only country singer Lorrie Morgan, his former girlfriend.

Thompson spokesperson Farrah Fawcett-Frandle explained that her candidate had been working very hard seeking celebrity endorsements. “There are a lot of actresses and starlets out there who were up for grabs, and Fred Thompson has been dating all of them,” said Fawcett-Frandle, ticking off a long list that includes America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Amber Tamblyn (“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”), and Sean Young (“Los Angeles County Hospital Observation Ward”).

“Unfortunately, it’s been highly competitive, the most sought after endorsements are going elsewhere,” she said.

Fawcett-Frandle gave Cheryl Ladd as an example: “Fred and Cheryl spent three passion filled days together in a beachside love nest in Cabo San Lucas, but in the end she went with Giuliani.”

3 thoughts on “What a waste – Blog item rendered moot by the news”

  1. Mr_Blog… What if Thompson had brought all the guns before the end?

    Admiral Joshua Painter (‘The Hunt for Red October’) would probably have said:

    “Fred Thompson don’t take a dump without a plan, son!”

  2. Dumb Australians miss out on a lot of the nuances. Bugger, even our broadband is slower than your dial-up. But I can sort of follow the Red October comment. Well I read the book…

  3. “All the guns,” I take it, is a reference to his wife’s breasts? Please — though a Resmuglican she may be, Jeri Kehn is by all accounts an exceptional political strategist, who deserves to be treated as more than just a great rack. I believe she prefers we refer to them as ta-tas.

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