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Thompson Played Grant _ No Hero in South
AP via SFGate ^ | 11/13/7 | Jim Davenport

Posted on 11/13/2007 1:06:08 PM PST by SmithL

Charleston, S.C. (AP) -- Fred Thompson has gotten a lot of mileage out of his movie and TV fame as he runs for the Republican presidential nomination. And on Tuesday, speaking at The Citadel military college, he made sure to mention one of his recent roles: president of the United States, in the movie "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee."

But that wasn't all good for someone campaigning in the South.

"Some people say I've got a little making up to do," he said. "The last role I played when I was in the movies — I played Ulysses S. Grant." That's the Northern Civil War general who went on to become president. But it could have been worse.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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1 posted on 11/13/2007 1:06:08 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Why should he feel the need to apologize for portraying a man, a former general and president, who served his country to the best of his ability?


2 posted on 11/13/2007 1:08:04 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: SmithL

Give me a freaking break! He played Grant. Big Deal. They think The South is still full of Dixie singing KKK types and THIS is gonna get people upset..............................


3 posted on 11/13/2007 1:08:47 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: snuffy smiff; slow5poh; EdReform; TheZMan; Texas Mulerider; Oorang; freedomfiter2; ...

Dixie Ping


4 posted on 11/13/2007 1:10:21 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: SmithL

Big frikkin deal.


5 posted on 11/13/2007 1:11:46 PM PST by JamesP81
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To: Froufrou

Must be a slow news day or something.


6 posted on 11/13/2007 1:12:08 PM PST by JamesP81
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To: SmithL

Man, they are REALLY reaching.

I mean, it’s not like played Bill Sherman. THAT might be a problem... :)

}:-)4


7 posted on 11/13/2007 1:12:53 PM PST by Moose4 (When all else fails, read the instructions.)
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To: JamesP81

Yeah....


8 posted on 11/13/2007 1:17:11 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: SmithL
I could see if he played Nathan Bedford Forrest. Then he would be the founder of the KKK, not a hero in the North.

IDIOTS!

And I don't need to hear about founding the KKK, doesn't matter if its true, it is thought to be true. All That Matters.

9 posted on 11/13/2007 1:17:56 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: SmithL

Whoop-tee-doo.


10 posted on 11/13/2007 1:18:51 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: SmithL

It was just a role in a movie for Pete’s sake. He acts for a living. Give him a break! It’s no big deal. OTOH, had he played Sherman he should be taken out and shot at dawn. (Just joking)


11 posted on 11/13/2007 1:20:58 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Red Badger

There are plenty here on FR who haven’t gotten over the Civil War.


12 posted on 11/13/2007 1:22:53 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

It’s not us! It’s them Damn Yankees!............


13 posted on 11/13/2007 1:24:43 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Moose4
I mean, it’s not like played Bill Sherman. THAT might be a problem... :)

Dern tootin'! :)

14 posted on 11/13/2007 1:25:02 PM PST by Constitution Day (I didn't get a "Harrumph!" out of that guy)
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To: SmithL

Algore played ManBearPig on South Park and nobody holds that against him ...


15 posted on 11/13/2007 1:25:46 PM PST by tx_eggman ("Believing without loving turns the best of creeds into a weapon of oppression" Eugene Peterson)
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To: SmithL

Grant...Sherman... just the kind of Generals who know how to win a war.


16 posted on 11/13/2007 1:26:42 PM PST by rhombus
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To: JamesP81

Assignment editor scratching for a second day PM lead.


17 posted on 11/13/2007 1:28:00 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Why should he feel the need to apologize for portraying a man, a former general and president, who served his country to the best of his ability?

He's not.

He's apologizing for playing a Yankee.

18 posted on 11/13/2007 1:28:10 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: SmithL

If this is what they can dig up ...then...
enough said.


19 posted on 11/13/2007 1:29:30 PM PST by donnab (saving liberals brains....one moron at a time.)
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To: Red Badger

Yeah someone who could really hold his liquor and smoked cigars. Sounds like a winner in the South to me....


20 posted on 11/13/2007 1:29:41 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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