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Fred Thompson to Publish Memoir
http://www.wdxe.com ^ | Dec 2009 | WDXE

Posted on 12/28/2009 3:11:33 PM PST by Maelstorm

Memphis Daily News...Fred Thompson, the former Tennessee senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, has penned his memoir and given it a title that reflects his early days in small-town Tennessee. The 67-year-old former politician, actor and avuncular radio host who graduated from the University of Memphis titled his book “Notes from a Country Lawyer.” It’s scheduled for release in May. Amazon.com already is selling pre-orders of the book, the cover of which shows a smiling Thompson wearing a suit and seated on a brick front porch. The title is a label no doubt intended to hearken back to the days long before Thompson dabbled in presidential politics, eventually throwing his support last year behind longtime friend and Arizona Sen. John McCain. The “country lawyer” label also predates one of his better-known acting roles as New York Dist. Atty. Arthur Branch, which Thompson played on the long-running NBC drama “Law & Order.”

‘Steady Eddie’ Raised in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. – also the hometown of current Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter – Thompson prosecuted bank robbers and moonshiners as an assistant U.S. attorney in the late 1960s and early ’70s. Stumping before a crowd of several hundred people in Lawrenceburg’s town square in late 2007, Thompson evoked flashes of the country lawyer he used to be. He strolled here and there, gesturing to landmarks that reminded him of his early days and places long gone. The gathering was in support of Thompson’s presidential bid. He pointed to where a courthouse once stood, where he tried his first lawsuit while dodging buckets set out to catch rainwater as he paced in front of the jury. Jerry Hughes, the proprietor of a gift shop on the town square called Thompson Station, told The Daily NewsLawrenceburg still appreciates the former senator’s style. “He’s laid back. It’s just his nature,” Hughes said. “He’s a steady Eddie.”

Exit, stage right Meanwhile, Thompson isn’t the only politician with a Memphis connection who has a memoir coming out in 2010. Harold Ford Jr., the former U.S. representative for the 9th Congressional District that generally encompasses Memphis, is coming out in September with “More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education.” Ford’s 320-page book will reflect on what he’s learned on the campaign trail, as well as from his place in one of the city’s most prominent political families. Ford, the 9th District congressman from 1997 to 2007, won the seat after it had been held by his father, Harold Ford Sr., for 22 years. The younger Ford came within 50,000 votes and 3 percentage points of winning in 2006 the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Bill Frist. Former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker won that race in a hard-fought campaign that proved to be Ford’s second act on the national political stage.


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bookdeal; fred; fredthompson; memoir; thompson

I just ran onto this. It will certainly be a book I'd buy.

1 posted on 12/28/2009 3:11:34 PM PST by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

2 posted on 12/28/2009 3:14:22 PM PST by Maelstorm (I pray for those leaders who betray us and their country to find their deserved end)
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To: Maelstorm

Me too.


3 posted on 12/28/2009 3:14:49 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: Maelstorm

Bump.

Me too!

Precious picture. : )


4 posted on 12/28/2009 3:16:38 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: Maelstorm
I thought it might be titled, How I Was Rolled By The Democrats In The Chinagate Investigation, or perhaps Why I Didn't Really Want To Run For President.
5 posted on 12/28/2009 3:17:38 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: Maelstorm

I want to read the Lori Morgan chapter.


6 posted on 12/28/2009 3:19:44 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Remember the reason for the season.)
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To: Maelstorm

It’s a quick read, he got off three pages and fell asleep.


7 posted on 12/28/2009 3:20:08 PM PST by keat
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To: Sybeck1

http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,,GAC_26063_5551334,00.html


8 posted on 12/28/2009 3:21:49 PM PST by Maelstorm (I pray for those leaders who betray us and their country to find their deserved end)
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To: Maelstorm

I wonder if he’s going to include the part where I sent him $500 for his campaign, and he dropped out of the race two days later.


9 posted on 12/28/2009 3:27:58 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Maelstorm

Fred is a good man. Hard to say this about any public figure these days.


10 posted on 12/28/2009 3:28:42 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
"Fred is a good man. Hard to say this about any public figure these days."

He is. Too bad he was so unprepared when he jumped into the Race.

11 posted on 12/28/2009 3:33:07 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: stephenjohnbanker
"Fred is a good man. Hard to say this about any public figure these days. "

I agree, but he turned into such a limp bisquit during the election, he was almost unrecognizable. And, as beautiful as his wife is, they had everyone wondering that IF he got elected, who would actually be callling the shots.

He's a good man, and a good actor...but I was sorely disappointed with him during the election.
12 posted on 12/28/2009 3:33:34 PM PST by FrankR (Time waits for no man...or man-child, including kenyans.)
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To: OldDeckHand
I wonder if he’s going to include the part where I sent him $500 for his campaign, and he dropped out of the race two days later.

I feel your pain. Same thing here but not for as much money. He does have a smart and very cute wife and great kids. That's about all I can say about Fred.

13 posted on 12/28/2009 3:36:45 PM PST by vortigern
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To: Sybeck1

I’ll bet cash money that the Lura Bainbridge episode would be a much hotter stoary.


14 posted on 12/28/2009 3:37:12 PM PST by Just_de_facts
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To: Sybeck1

I’ll bet cash money that the Lura Bainbridge episode would be a much hotter story.


15 posted on 12/28/2009 3:37:29 PM PST by Just_de_facts
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To: Maelstorm

I like Fred. I don’t like the title. Reminds me of Sam Ervin.


16 posted on 12/28/2009 3:45:38 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: keat


17 posted on 12/28/2009 3:46:36 PM PST by Bobalu (I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: Maelstorm

I still have a Fred hat.

I wish he were President today. He dropped out before I could even vote for him.

Maybe he will explain the whole Fire in the Belly thing. SNL kind of pegged him.


18 posted on 12/28/2009 3:47:55 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: jellybean; Politicalmom

FRED!


19 posted on 12/28/2009 3:50:06 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Maelstorm

Fred Was


20 posted on 12/28/2009 3:53:50 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: Bobalu

21 posted on 12/28/2009 3:55:06 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

First thing I thought of ;-)


22 posted on 12/28/2009 3:55:40 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: OldDeckHand

I’m still pissed at the $500 I sent to Hillary C. just before she dropped out...and had the nerve to go work for (front for) Obama.


23 posted on 12/28/2009 4:00:30 PM PST by BBFmail
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To: Maelstorm

I hope the book has more energy than his presidential campaign.


24 posted on 12/28/2009 4:00:41 PM PST by wmpok
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To: Jeff Chandler
Or Obama Wins!! How I entered the race to help McCain get the Nomination
25 posted on 12/28/2009 4:01:12 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: Maelstorm

Fred the guy from Tiger High!

Harold Ford Jr. the only Ford from Memphis that hasn’t been under indictment.


26 posted on 12/28/2009 4:19:28 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ("When you strike one American, you strike us all" ( President George W. Bush))
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To: Jeff Chandler
I thought it might be titled, "How I Was Rolled By The Democrats In The Chinagate," or perhaps "Why I Didn't Really Want To Run For President."

That fan dance of his last year cost us a conservative nominee, per plan IMHO.

27 posted on 12/28/2009 5:29:14 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Yeah that sucked. We were really behind him here. I wish that he had stayed in.


28 posted on 12/28/2009 5:35:55 PM PST by Maelstorm (I pray for those leaders who betray us and their country to find their deserved end)
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To: OldDeckHand

Yeah that sucked. We were really behind him here. I wish that he had stayed in.


29 posted on 12/28/2009 5:35:58 PM PST by Maelstorm (I pray for those leaders who betray us and their country to find their deserved end)
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To: OldDeckHand

Yeah that sucked. We were really behind him here. I wish that he had stayed in.


30 posted on 12/28/2009 5:36:06 PM PST by Maelstorm (I pray for those leaders who betray us and their country to find their deserved end)
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To: Maelstorm

Evangelicals didn’t like the fact that Fred Thompson was not a frequent church goer and remarried a much younger woman. As a result, they backed the “morally pure” Huckabee.


31 posted on 12/28/2009 5:46:35 PM PST by yongin
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You talking about the Huckabee who helped let out violent offenders before their time? I think that is what offended me the most aside from the lies coming out of the Romney campaign about Fred dropping out. There was a coordinated effort to cast Fred as something he wasn’t. They had no shame, they called him lazy when he was doing campaign stops back to back. I wish he hadn’t waited so long to enter the race but we can’t look back we can only look forward. Right now I’m 100% in Sarah Palin’s camp if she runs. I’ll never ever be in a Romney or Huckabee camp. They represent exactly the kind of politics that has led to the ascendancy of Obama. We need individuals that truly understand the idea of the sovereign citizen, the ideas of liberty, and understand that government is not a replacement for individual responsibility.


32 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:56 PM PST by Maelstorm (A free man does not thank Government for letting him keep what he has already earned.)
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To: Maelstorm; Politicalmom; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; ...

33 posted on 12/28/2009 8:31:49 PM PST by jellybean ( Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: jellybean
thanks, for the ping.

34 posted on 12/28/2009 9:03:39 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voter: "Welcome to 'MY' DeathCARE ® Plan"...Sucker! ...now just die. :^)
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To: Maelstorm

Will get it here!


35 posted on 12/28/2009 9:08:26 PM PST by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: FrankR

I would rather have Jeri and/or Fred in charge than any Democrat.


36 posted on 12/29/2009 2:48:16 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark
"I would rather have Jeri and/or Fred in charge than any Democrat. "

Well...........that goes without saying, and it's not what I said......
37 posted on 12/29/2009 5:32:58 AM PST by FrankR (Time waits for no man...or man-child, including kenyans.)
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To: jellybean

I’ll be getting the FRed book!!


38 posted on 12/29/2009 1:53:03 PM PST by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: yongin
Evangelicals didn’t like the fact that Fred Thompson was not a frequent church goer and remarried a much younger woman. As a result, they backed the “morally pure” Huckabee.

The "morally pure" candidate who backed the kinds of nanny state "health" laws that even the Obamacare believers know they need to sneak up on. Whenever the evangelicals forget that they can't have the kind of President who will actively push their agenda, they back candidates who could never win a general election, to the detriment of the kind of candidates who would protect their right to live as they choose, while not actively imposing it on others.

Fortunately, a bad Presidency can cause them to wise up and support the latter, which is how we got Ronald Reagan.

-Eric

39 posted on 12/29/2009 5:38:02 PM PST by E Rocc (: Giving economic power to BHO is like giving condoms to Tiger Woods.)
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