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March 27, 2007

Fred Thompson's Wife Urging Him To Run For President

That's not his wife. That's ex-girlfriend Lorrie Morgan, a country music singer.

This is his wife. The man has a type.

And when a woman like that starts saying that she finds the notion of a run for president exciting and stimulating, you listen.

As that's obviously not his first wife, there's more, I'm sure, to come regarding how he became free to date in the mid-nineties. At east his current wife had nothing to do with the divorce from his last one.

Still, I think his wife's hotness and youth is going to count against him. We dudes can all joke about it -- "Any guy who can get all up on that is precisely the sort of man we want negotiating with North Korea" -- but I don't imagine women will be as enthusiastic.

Of course, given the fact that Thompson's support seems to be coming directly from Giuliani, maybe that's not such an issue.

Although I like Thompson, it should be noted he only served one full term in the Senate, and wasn't considered particularly influential, innovative, or even hard-working. His "executive experience," such as it is, came long, long ago as a corruption-bustin' prosecutor. Good experience, to be sure, but he hasn't managed anything lately except a senatorial staff and the small corporation that forms around a working actor.


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