Fred Dalton Thompson was a US Senator before joining the cast of 'Law & Order' to become Manhattan D.A. Arthur Branch. He also portrayed himself in a movie with Sissy Spacek. [I'm too logey in this weather to look it up.]
He provided his own most famous tele-version as counsel for the Republican minority on the Senate's Watergate committee back in the early 1970s.
And now he'll be shepherding President Bush's eventual nominee to the Supreme Court through the gauntlet of the inevitable media scrutiny.
Boris Kachka did a little digging to find out what Thompson's doppelganger in Toobworld thought of Sandra Day O'Connor, the Justice whose retirement triggered his new gig.....