Feb 13, 2007

Good Acting Bad Role...

'Law & Order' Senator Rips Fitz's Trial Tactics

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>

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Blogger Jackie said...

Randall that's just what I would have said. Look we're talking about an actor here. Maybe he should have given his lying friend Libby some acting tips. The ex Senator hasn't won an Oscar yet but maybe he can go on the stand and give a speech like Matthew did in a Time to Kill. Now that would get him more jobs. Matthew got a guilty man off, now Ex Senator Thompson can tell the jurors " close your eyes and picture this, poor Libby over worked on issues tha sent our kids in the middle of a civil war but he just couldn't remember how he did it. He does remember Tom Criuse visiting and of course those times with Judy but not the fact that he told Plames name to selective journalist or that his boss told him to leak the information." I rest my case. Hollywood here I come.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Thompson should stick to acting and quit mixing up this case with an episode of Law and Order. And I look for the creator of the show, Dick Wolf, to do a ripped from the highlights case about this trial on the T.V. show. And he is only badmouthing the prosecution team because Thompson is a major contributor to Libby Piggy Bank fund and wants to spread the pro-Libby love to the press. Fact remains is his friend, Irve, is a guilty man.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Fred is friends with Hee Haw's Hagar Twins then he can't be all bad. ;)

1:53 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"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),"

LOL! You guys are bad. Don't tell me that Thompson was supposed to play Mr. Big on Sex in the City. My gf is a big fan of Sex in the City. The Mr. Big character is her fsvorite. She thinks the actor is cute. Personally, I see nothing appealing of that actor.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Oh Fitzie listen to this they found Astrian guns in Iraq now I guess it's Iran and Austrian supplying weapons. Oh remember the only nukes we found in Iraq before and after the invasion were from the United States.

2:00 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

What I want to know is who let Thompson in the courtroom in the first place.

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Here was something interesting I picked up today.

Texas Gov's Son Hired by Consulting Firm - Wants to sell Texas Lottery to Private Interests

"Black said UBS is not the only company the governor's office has talked to about the lottery proposal, and no fees have been paid.

UBS also is consulting with Illinois and New Jersey, which are considering similar sales of lottery operations."

2:04 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

I totally missed this one last week.

Bad news for CIA (or Cheney). Valerie's not the only one getting shafted.

Truthout: Ex-Agent Ties Firing to CIA Pressure on WMD

2:16 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Really now-the actor turned senator-turned actor? lol

He must not have been a very good attorney, I find most politicians/lawyers are not...

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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."


I hope that someone is compiling a
collection of all statements such as this.

You know, Choice quotes from politicians, media people, whomever.

It may be a little bit cruel of me, but in a short time, that compilation will provide us with
some *unbelievable* whizgig fodder.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I no longer can stand watching Law & Order because of this putz Thompson. It was one of my favorite shows. Now I see Thompson and I get sick.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s.

My guess is that there is someone out there documenting all these statements, with plans of putting them all in a book.

(What might the title of that book be ....... JB's, any ideas?)

2:34 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon at 2:29 pm:

Thompson is entitled to his opinion about his pal Irve and about the prosecution team. But, Thompson has to be careful as an actor to separate his career vs. politics. If he continues to bad mouth about this case oor give personal opinion, I am sure that creator of that show doesn't want his show, Law and Order, to go down the tank because of Thompson's polticial beliefs. Yes, he was a Senator but he is an actor. And I am sure that NBC doesn't want anymore scandal from this case. I love Law and Order but Thompson is not the whole entire show IMHO.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred Thompson fathered the Hagar twins or Fred Thompson fathers the Hagar twins?

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha, this is choice:

"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"

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Yes, what this country needs is to put more power into the hands of our elected (btw, quotation marks around 'elected' would probably be appropriate) Executive and Legislative branches. You know, so that we can have better justice!


HA HA HA, this book is gonna be a Stitch!!!!!!

:D

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Noth rules!!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Is it just me, or do you guys have to open a new account with blogger
every time you want to post something? With your name in blue letters, I mean.

I would really like not to keep posting as anonymous, but it's such a hassle to have to keep creating a new account.....

From Stephanie.

2:56 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

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3:06 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Stephanie:

No, you shouldn't have to do that! You should only open the account one time!

3:07 PM  
Anonymous slingblade said...

looky up et them thar boobies. ^^^

3:32 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Slingblade:

Behave yerself! You'll get Geezer looking again and all excited now! LOL

4:03 PM  
Anonymous e said...

Fred is a lost cause

4:33 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Heads up on "Wild Kitty frozen cat food" Tainted and on recall. Who the hell can afford frozen cat food?

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randall!

5:13 PM  
Blogger KittyBowTie said...

I don't get frozen cat food. I'm getting Iams dry cat food for fat cats right now. :-(

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Dear Fitz,

That was a very elegant response....

Bravo.....

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9:33 PM  

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