Fred Thompson, ex-sénateur dans la "vraie vie" et actuel District Attorney de la 13čme saison de New York District (en cours aux USA) a participé à une publicité pro-Bush. Voici, en substance, ce que dit Thompson dans cette pub:
"Thank goodness we have a president with the courage to protect our country" ("Dieu merci, nous avons un président qu a le courage de protéger le pays" Hum, sans commentaire...)
Cette pub pro-guerre est en fait une réponse à une autre publicité beaucoup plus pacifiste, dans laquelle Martin Sheen (Le président de la série The West Wing/A la maison blanche, diffusée chaque mercredi sur NBC juste avant Law & Order) dit:
"Don't invade Iraq. Inspections work. War won't." ("N'envahissez pas l'Irak. Les inspections vont dans le bon sens. La guerre, non...")
Voici la news en intégralité (source: ttp://tv.zap2it.com/news/tvnewsdaily.html?30377)
'Law & Order' Actor Supports President Bush, Not Bartlett
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - All boundaries between real life and televised politics have ceased to matter.
Following TV president Martin Sheen's ad questioning the war plans of real-life president, George W. Bush, former real-life senator Fred Thompson, currently a TV district attorney, is fighting back. Thompson will appear in a TV add supporting the Bush Administration's designs for Iraq, clearly at the expense of the Bartlett administration's plan.
In his ad, Sheen says, "Don't invade Iraq. Inspections work. War won't."
Sheen has been an outspoken leader of the organization Artists United to Win Without War, a group that also includes Janeane Garofalo and Mike Farrell and has been active in anti-war protests.
Thompson's ad will offer a much more verbose argument.
"Thank goodness we have a president with the courage to protect our country," Thompson will say. "What should we do with the inevitable prospect of nuclear weapons in the hands of a murderous and aggressive enemy? Can we afford to appease Saddam?"
Thompson, who recently completed a term as junior Republican Senator from Tennessee, was the Senate Watergate Committee's chief minority counsel in 1973 and 1974. After playing himself in the 1985 movie "Marie," Thompson began an acting career that included supporting roles in "Die Hard 2," "Curly Sue" and "Baby's Day Out." Thompson came to the Senate after winning a special election for Al Gore's former seat. He joined the cast of "Law & Order" this season, replacing Dianne Wiest in the DA part.
NBC, which airs both Thompson and Sheen's shows tells the The Hollywood Reporter, "Mr. Sheen and Mr. Thompson are both acting in the capacities as private citizens. We respect their opinions and their right to free speech."