This should disqualify Fraud Thompson from running for the Presidency. He worked on behalf of the Libyan terrorists who blew Pan Am flight 103 out of the sky over Lockerbie Scotland. Lobbying on behalf of abortion on demand is one thing – advocating for terrorists is another. It is completely unacceptable.
That American law firms would represent two men indicted for killing 270 people in one of the most horrible terrorist attacks of all time–an attack, essentially, on America–was a scandal even at the time. Jay Leno expressed his disgust on the Tonight Show. A family member of one of the victims, Susan Cohen, said of a former State Department lawyer who accepted work from the Libyans (though subsequently withdrew in the furor), “I think this is treason…. [he] is going to work for a terrorist country that has American blood on its hands. It’s disgusting.”
Indeed it is. So much for law and order.
Several prominent lobbyists, including Tommy Boggs, turned down overtures to work for Libya on the case, despite offers of a reported $1.5 million retainer. Vicki Reggie Kennedy, wife of Ted, actually resigned a partnership in her law firm over its decision to represent Libya, even though–as far as I can tell–she was never asked to do any work on the case.
But not good ol’ Fred. Not go along to get along, take a dollar where you find it Fred. A couple dozen hours lobbying for abortion rights? Why not? A few more spent helping defend two men accused of a heinous act of terrorism? Heck, if it wasn’t Fred, it’d just be someone else, right?
In a political era in which the cost of a man’s haircut can be treated as though it were a window into his soul, you’d think people would be a little more curious what it says about Fred Thompson that he’d do work…for indicted terrorists.
Could I possibly vote for Fraud Thompson? Not in this lifetime. Considering that he has actually worked for terrorists can he be trusted to fight the war on terror against them? Can you say conflict of interest? It seems he would be willing to sell out our nation for a few dollars. It’s a question of character. Does Fred! have any? Sadly, no.