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Here’s That ‘Something Unusual Up His Sleeve” From Fred I Mentioned Earlier

Fred responds to the critics of his lobbying days.
If you don’t feel like listening to it, Senator Thompson says, “Got down to Franklin to see my momma… While we’ve been out on the trail, though, I’ve recently learned some interesting things about myself. Apparently I brought down the Savings and Loan Industry single-handedly and supported Carribbean dictatorships. The Democrats, it looks like, have chosen a fella that’s not even in the race yet to launch their attacks again. I don’t know when I’ve been so complimented. But they point out that in 35 years or so of law practice, that I had a dozen or so lobbying clients. They don’t mention my latest when Judge Roberts was nominated for the Supreme Court, President Bush asked me to lobby on his behalf to get him confirmed… I’d just say, keep it up guys. These are the same things you tried back in the 1994 campaign when I first ran, and it got you within 20 points of me.”

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