An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 12, 2007

And So It Begins

Filed under: Political, Republicans — olbroad @ 8:45

Oh no he didn’t … register to vote in Tennessee

Potential presidential candidate Fred Thompson – the former Republican U.S. senator of Law & Order fame – doesn’t appear on Tennessee’s voter registration rolls because he votes in Virginia, says a friend.

State Democratic Party officials issued a press release late Monday questioning Thompson’s registration after they reviewed the state’s list of voters.

“As Senator Fred Thompson considers whether or not he should run for president, he also should consider whether or not he should register to vote in Tennessee,” Gray Sasser, party chairman, said in the release. “I hope that Senator Thompson will clear up any ambiguity and let us know whether he is registered in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, Hollywood, California or somewhere else.”

Well, now what does that have to do with the price of tea in China? Does the man still live in the state full time, or does he maintain a residence elsewhere?

The actor’s friend Dean Rice said Thompson registered in Virginia, because he spends more than 50 percent of his time there shooting episodes in New York and segments for ABC News.

He voted there in 2004, as the law requires, Rice said.

I can see living in Tennessee is going to almost as interesting as it has been living in Wisconsin.

State lawmakers are even considering naming a stretch of highway in Thompson’s native Lawrenceburg for the former senator from Tennessee.

The proposal, carried by Democrats Sen. Doug Jackson and Rep. Joey Hensley, came before the star Republican announced his potential run.

It should tell you a lot about the man if Democrats are the ones who want to honor him. 🙂

It sure looks like Tennesseans are excited about the possibility.


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