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Postby admin » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:52 pm

Remember the Republican culture of corruption?« Thread Started on Jun 19, 2007, 11:32am » --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Remember the Republican culture of corruption? The revolving door of Republican politicians moving in and out of top political offices and Washington D.C. lobbying firms?That's Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson.For years, acting wasn't the Law & Order star's profession -- it was a hobby. In the real world, Thompson has made a fortune in a decades-long career as a Washington lobbyist.And just this month, as part of his role as the ultimate Washington insider, Thompson offered to host yet another fundraising event for Scooter Libby's legal defense fund. Thompson has been vocal in his support of Libby, saying that he would "absolutely" pardon him.As he runs for president, he'll try his hardest to hide the truth from the American people. And we need to stop him.Support our efforts to get the truth out about Fred Thompson:'s what the USA Today had to say about Lobbyist Thompson:Although the folksy-sounding Tennessean recently told USA TODAY that he would run an outsider, just as he did while campaigning as a "country lawyer" in a red pickup during his 1994 U.S. Senate race, his résumé is that of a longtime Washington operative who has crossed ideological lines to represent corporate and foreign clients.In his most recent stint in Washington, Thompson worked for a London company lobbying Congress to limit liability claims for asbestos-related illnesses. Over the past three years he's made $760,000 fighting for the interests of his corporate clients.Now Fred Thompson wants the American people to believe he's the next Ronald Reagan -- a Washington outsider with Hollywood charisma and conservative appeal. But Thompson just plays the role of straight-shooting outsider on TV. In reality, he's as inside as you can get.He's trying to get to the White House on slick lines and good acting. Help us stop him: Fred Thompson tries to go from Washington's K Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, the stakes of his candidacy couldn't be higher. In an interview just last week, for example, he claimed that the Roe v. Wade decision "was fabricated out of whole cloth," and that it was the worst court ruling in the past 40 years.We need to make sure that in 2008, Fred Thompson goes back to doing his acting on Law & Order -- not in the White House.Make a contribution today: the Democratic presidential candidates hit the campaign trail, we'll be hitting the Republicans. It's our job to tell the American people the facts about opponents like Fred Thompson and to hold them accountable.We can't finish that job without you. I hope you'll join us.Sincerely,Tom McMahonDNC Executive Director
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