Remember when Fred Thompson was going to save the Republican party? That was awesome.
I know someone who worked for Fred Thompson in the U.S. Senate.
Back in 2007, when Thompson allegedly was a lock to be our next president (when it wasn't Huckabee, Giuliani, etc.), this guy shook his head and said no way. Thompson doesn't like to work hard, he said. He never came into his Senate office much before noon, and he wanted to be out of there by 5 p.m., he said. He saw the Senate as something that got in the way of his golfing, cigar smoking, bourbon drinking and skirt chasing.
Not long after I heard this, on the presidential campaign trail, the Thompson aides started to kvetch that their man wouldn't do more than one stop a day.