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All political candidates try to polish their image, and control what "embellished" parts get out, and what dark spots do not. So it is not surprising that Fred Thompson is trying to shine up his history as a prosecutor (not on TV, in real life). This story is a revealing look at what his record was really like.
And as a side note, how did a guy with a mug like that gain a reputation as a lady-killer? I'm just sayin'. . .
Fred Thompson vs. the moonshiners
. . .Today, as a Republican candidate for president, Thompson is cultivating an image as a tough prosecutor who, like the character he played on TV's "Law & Order," battled powerful criminals during his three-year stint as a prosecutor.He was "attacking crime and public corruption," boasts a video played at his campaign events. During a candidate debate this month, Thompson said he spent those years "prosecuting most of the major federal crimes in middle Tennessee -- most of the major ones." [snip]
Twenty-seven of his cases involved moonshining -- more than any other crime. . .
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