By Kris Kitto - 11/02/11 11:50 PM EDT
Fred Thompson made yet another cameo appearance Tuesday — but this time he showed up in the Senate instead of “Law & Order.”
The former Republican senator from Tennessee and 2008 presidential candidate hung out in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell'Never Trump' plots its last stand Dems leery of Planned Parenthood cuts spark Senate scuffle Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans MORE’s (R-Ky.) office before the weekly GOP policy lunch. When the food bell rang, he walked through his old stomping grounds with his successor, fellow Tennessean Sen. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderSenate honors Tennessee coach Pat Summitt Bipartisan gun measure survives test vote Overnight Healthcare: GOP plan marks new phase in ObamaCare fight MORE (R), to get a bite to eat.
Thompson seems to do it all these days. He wrote a book last year, appeared on the hit CBS show “The Good Wife” earlier this year and just wrapped a yet-to-be-revealed feature film shot on Long Island, N.Y. (“I’m not the publicist for it, so I don’t want to get out in front of it,” he said.)
But there’s one thing the goateed actor is not prepared to do yet — endorse a candidate in the GOP presidential primary.
“I don’t have any inclinations right now,” he said after giving a quick “nope” when asked if he had any advice for the scandal-plagued Herman Cain.