Fred Thompson is playing at running for President, and there’s already lots of talk that he doesn’t have the fire in the belly to really put forth the required effort. But there’s something that I haven’t seen mentioned yet. Fred’s been an actor for many years, since 1987. He’s done lots of film and TV projects. Now, anyone who’s worked on a set knows that sets are always hotbeds of gossip and intrigue. There are always stories of temper tantrums and grabass. Fred was single through most of that time, and has been known to have an eye for the ladies (just look at his current wife). So I’m expecting anonymous crew members to start peddling their Fred Thompson stories a little later this year. Will the media be able to resist the combination of Presidential politics and Hollywood gossip? Oh, I think not.