WHAT did Fred Thompson’s son, Daniel, do to earn the more than $170,000 that his firm, Daniel Thompson Associates, was paid from his father’s federal political action committee, the Fred D. Thompson PAC?
The records suggest he did next to nothing.
Like father like son.
It’s perfectly legal for a former public official to roll leftover campaign funds [$378, 601] over to a PAC and use that money to support candidates. Yet very little of these funds actually went to candidates – the bulk of the money was paid to Daniel Thompson.
But sonny boy worked hard for pappy’s PAC, right? He earned that pay by helping elect Republican candidates, right? No?
Maybe Daniel Thompson wrote the 20 checks a year that the PAC mailed out. How much time or skill could that take? Not $85,000 a year worth.
The PAC appears to have had no office, no phone and no employees other than Daniel Thompson. Minor amounts went for spot telephone and Internet bills, and for an accountant.
I can’t wait for the FredHeads to defend this. You can bet they will. Cue someone referring to me as “PsychePatient” in 3, 2, 1….
See also: Previous exclusive B4B coverage of Hollywood Fred.