Good Acting Bad Role...
After making a star turn observing courtroom proceedings last week in Washington, former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., is now publicly railing against Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's prosecution of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, calling it a "travesty and injustice."
While serving as chairman of the Senate Government Affairs Committee in the late 1990s, Sen. Thompson led the fight to allow the Office of Independent Counsel to expire and in the years since, Thompson clearly remains wary of prosecutors with too much power.
"When you put too much power in the hands of unelected, unaccountable people who have every incentive to focus massive resources onto one particular person — who gets the plaudits in the media for doing so — it's a bad thing. And many, many times an injustice can occur," said Thompson in an exclusive interview with ABC News.
Randall Samborn, a spokesman for Fitzgerald, declined to comment on Thompson's remarks on the handling of the case, but added "Fitz is a big fan of his acting, especially his roles in: Sex in the City (Politically Erect), Baby's Day Out, Bed of Lies, Barbarians at the Gate, Unholy Matrimony, Cape Fear, Born Yesterday, No Way Out and U.S. Senator (R-TN)." <more>