This election has been going on for so long and has taken us in so many directions that we almost forgot Fred Thompson, the Tennessee senator best known as Arthur Branch on Law & Order, was ever in the race, despite the fact that he just dropped out in January. Now, Us Weekly reports he may be done with politics for good: Fred has signed with the William Morris agency, and he plans on going back to acting. We can hardly say we blame him: Who wouldn't give up on American politics, after being beaten by Ron Paul? With a little luck, the next time we'll see Fred running for office, it'll be to wrest the title of district attorney back from that twitchy Jack McCoy. That part could use a little more gravitas.
After Failed Presidential Run, Thompson to Return to Acting [Us Weekly]
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