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Fred Thompson on Obama, Sestak Matter

Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010 03:49 PM

Former Sen. Fred Thompson had some fun with President Obama’s attempt to deal with the Joe Sestak controversy, comparing it to the response of a kid caught raiding the cookie jar.

The Tennessee Republican, who starred on the TV show “Law & Order,” is riding high with a best-selling new book, “Teaching the Pig to Dance: A Memoir of Growing Up and Second Chances.” Published in mid-May, the book has hit the top of Amazon.com’s online bestseller lists.

Thompson is also the host of a syndicated radio show on Westwood One. He responded on the air to Obama’s vow that he would have an “official response shortly on the Sestak issue,” referring to Rep. Sestak’s assertion that he was offered a job in the administration if he gave up plans to run against Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania primary.

“A nice stash of cookies in the cookie jar that you had there all of a sudden go missing,” Thompson told listeners.

“You start looking around and there’s Sammy standing there with crumbs on his chin. ‘Sammy, what about it?’

“‘Papa, I’m gonna need a few days on this. I’ve gotta find out who the other possible culprits could be in this thing and what my options are. But I’ll have an official statement for you in a couple of days.’”

Thompson concluded: “The point being, ladies and gentlemen, that when you’re prepared to tell the truth it doesn’t take you that long, does it?”

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