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    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070626...on_lobbying;_ylt=AuiDLgvWHVgpzzbOcLFk6AwE1vAI

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Fred Thompson, a likely Republican presidential candidate, on Tuesday defended his work as a Washington lobbyist, telling The Associated Press that lobbying is an important part of life because "government's got their hands in everything."

    The actor and former U.S. senator from Tennessee added, "Nobody yet has pointed out any of my clients that didn't deserve representation."

    Thompson, who likes to cast himself as a political outsider, earned more than $1 million lobbying the federal government for more than 20 years. He lobbied for a savings-and-loan deregulation bill that helped hasten the industry's collapse and a failed nuclear energy project that cost taxpayers more than a billion dollars.

    He also was a lobbyist for deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was widely criticized for endorsing "necklacing," the gruesome practice of execution where gasoline-soaked tires are thrown over a person's neck and set ablaze.
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    All_Around_Brown Rookie

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    That sounds like a Bush-Cheney "novel interrogation technique".
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    Fred Thompson is absolutely no different than the men in office... in fact, i'd go so far as to guess he's been propped up purposely as a continuation of the Bush Doctrine...
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    Classic Defense Lawyer speak

    All defendents require representation...it's the law.

    The difference is the lobby boys bribe and coerce with cash and promises of post government high paying jobs.

    Note the Medicare prescription bill.
    23 Reps and their asisstants segued from Congress to "K" street pharma lobby
    corps within a year of passage.

    They are all Fn crooks.

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