Saturday, September 08, 2007

Oh, What A Law & Order Actor! (Long Live Max Factor!)

Never Forget What Fred Thompson Looked Like Today.

Memorize this photo...

In fact, rate it up so others can memorize it.

I guarantee you that Ol' Fred "Shut up! You're a liar" Thompson* will miraculously youthen like Merlin in the next few months... the same way his child bride has been de-bimboed. Slightly...

And remember...

When Hollywood makeup artists do their job well, you don't notice the makeup. You just think the actor looks good for his age.

*By the way, Fred "GOP Watergate Counsel" Thompson was the one lying during that rented red truck era debate. But you already knew that.

But even without the Hollywood credits, the 54-year-old Thompson is far from your average good ol' boy. In the mid-1970s he served as minority counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee, and later as a special counsel for both the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees. Even more significantly, for nearly two decades preceding his election to Congress, Thompson was a high-paid Washington lobbyist for both foreign and domestic interests.

Despite his Beltway ties, Thompson has maintained his just-plain-folks status among voters, a feat critics attribute to the senator's acting talents and his shameless use of "props" like the red pickup. Indeed, the charismatic Tennessean's ability to charm a crowd is undeniable. During the 1994 race, whenever the opposition tried to pin the "insider" label on him, Thompson would drawl a few lines about the kind of world he wants to leave his grandkids, and all insinuations that he was part of the Washington establishment disappeared like wood smoke on a warm breeze.

Stay tuned for the continuing saga of Fred's face.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--


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