Ok, I’ll be the first to admit it. The Thompson presidential bid didn’t go over with the bang I once thought it would. But it’s funny how things have a way of working out.

Back in April 2007 I wrote the following:

Political Derby has learned from a “source in-the-know” that Thompson’s flirtation with running is little more than a power play intended to bolster his negotiating stance on his Law & Order contract, which expires this year. Say it isn’t so Fred!

Well, Fred won’t be returning to Law & Order, but apparently it’s time to get back to work. According to the AP:

After a failed run for president, Fred Thompson is getting back to pretending to be commander in chief. Hollywood’s high-powered William Morris Agency announced this week that it has signed the actor/politician, signaling a return to the screen for the former senator from Tennessee.