After Fred Thompsons failed effort in the 2008 presidential primaries, political pundits might not have the former Tennessee senator to kick around any more. But drama critics will have another shot.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Thompson, a University of Memhis graduate last seen as District Attorney Arthur Branch in Law and Order, has signed on to portray a chief of detectives on the ABC television program Life on Mars, a show in which, via a space-time warp, a law enforcement officer has been cast 35 years into the past.
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JONESBORO, ARKANSAS -- Bill Clinton, as most close observers know, is left-handed. It seems appropriate, then, that on his weekend barnstorming tour in Arkansas for Barack Obama, the fellow Democrat who defeated his wife Hillary in a bitter and grueling primary season, the former president offered support that was...well, left-handed.
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