Isn't it odd that conservatives in show business - particularly actors - seem attracted to politics. There was, of course, Ronnie Reagan, Sonny Bono, Arnie in California, Fred Grandy (of "The Love Boat"), Clint Eastwood and, now, Fred Thompson. Thompson was a Senator from Tennessee, but is probably most well-known for his roles in "Law and Order" and "The Hunt for Red October".
Does acting somehow prepare you to be a conservative politician?
Does pro wrestling prepare one to be a Libertarian politician?
Funny how liberals in the entertainment industry don't generally become politicians - they just buy influence instead ....
article at CNN