AND I play one on TV

"Bush has named former Republican Senator Fred Thompson to serve as an informal advisor to 'shepherd' the Supreme Court nomination through the Senate confirmation process." writes Pamela Leavey. "Thompson, from Tennessee, served in the Senate from 1994, filling the vacancy left by Al Gore through 2002, when he announced that he would retire from the Senate to pursue an acting career:

Thompson plays District Attorney Arthur Branch on Law & Order.

Law & Order Executive Producer Michael Chernuchin describes Thompson’s character as having political leanings 'a little more to the right than former D.A.s on the show. He is a ‘strict constructionist,’ that is, for him, the Constitution is what it says it is and nothing more.'" (LightUpTheDarkness)

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