Before he was elected to the Senate, (Fred) Thompson spent nearly two decades in Washington as a lawyer-lobbyist, representing such entities as Westinghouse, the deposed government of Haiti, the Teamsters Union pension fund and the Tennessee Savings and Loan Association, according to Senate records and published accounts.
After he left the Senate in 2003, Thompson resumed his acting career with a role as the district attorney on TV's Law & Order. Less visibly, he registered in 2004 as a lobbyist for Equitas, a company created to manage the asbestos liability for Lloyd's of London.
Does anyone believe there is a chance of cleaning up the lobbyist mess in Washington, DC if looney bird Fred gets elected? Hell, it probably won't get cleaned up regardless of who becomes the next president, but you don't want to put a fox in charge of the henhouse.