The jury is pretty much in on this one, but for those holdouts who still aren’t convinced that Fred Thompson is running, here’s your smoking gun:  Thompson is leaving “Law & Order.”

“I’ve spoken to Fred today, and although he told me he has not made a firm decision about his political future, he felt that given the creative and scheduling constraints of the upcoming season, he asked to be released from his responsibilities to the show,” “Law & Order” creator/exective producer Dick Wolf said Wednesday. “I will sincerely miss working with him on a regular basis, and I obviously wish him the best of luck with whatever the future holds.”

This headline opens a whole new avenue of questioning.  How will Arthur Branch be written off the show?  Will he just leave town?  Will he be killed off?  Will Jack McCoy take over as D.A.? America wants to know.


  • Whodat in Tennessee

    Reprinted without permission:


    * Fred Thompson has on multiple occasions pronounced “nuclear” correctly.

    * Fred Thompson has blasted more people in the face with a shotgun than even Dick Cheney.
    He’s Fred Thompson. You’re nothing.

    * The masked executioner of Saddam Hussein: Fred Thompson.

    * Not only does Fred Thompson cut taxes, he cuts tax collectors.

    * Fred Thompson is the only person to have ever bested Miyamato Mushashi in a duel. The reason Musashi is so vague about the book of the void is because the fifth ring of combat is really Fred Thompson.

    * The reason Fred Thompson didn’t want to stay in the Senate for long is because all the extra scrutiny kept him from doing his favorite hobby: Prowling the streets at night killing drug dealers.

    * Every night before going to sleep, Osama bin Laden checks under his bed for Fred Thompson.

    * Fred Thompson took over what was Al Gore’s Senate seat, thereby dramatically reducing the Senate’s carbon footprint. Fred Thompson then created carbon offset offsets by wastefully burning hippies.

    * The Fremen consider “Fred Thompson” a killing word.

    * Fred Thompson reconsidered running for reelection after 9/11 but later decided to handle things on his own. He was soon seen entering the Middle East with a bottle of tequila in one hand an a handgun in the other. They’re still counting the dead.

    * Though Fred Thompson left the Senate in 2003, Harry Reid still hasn’t stopped wetting his pants.

    * Fred Thompson’s gaze can kill small animals.

  • JazzyJeff

    I think they should write it so he leaves the show to run for president as a long shot independent ala Bloomburg. That would be hilarious.

  • Whodat in Texas

    “Better Fred than dead”,
    As I always say,
    A Thompson machine gun will
    Outshoot “pop-guns” any day.

    Yes, pop-guns, I call ‘em, the
    Republican ho-hum crowd,
    “I’m more conservative then he
    Is” they all claim long and loud.

    Huckabee is just right of boring
    Romney was left in Mass.
    McCain, a conservative M.I.A.,
    Rudy of New York City? Pass.

    The rest are the rest are the rest…
    Inspiring, they are, like dirt.
    Oh, and cutie Newtie who’ll stop
    Writing books to chase a skirt.

    So, Better Fred than Dead, I say,
    The last actor we had was good,
    Anyway, so stand up and tell us all
    Truths ‘bout our conservative hood.

    Whodat in Texas