Fred Thompson spotted in his old stomping grounds

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 McConnellLawmakers eye early exit from Washington Confirm Scott Palk for the Western District of Oklahoma Overnight Healthcare: GOP in talks about helping insurers after ObamaCare repeal 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 AlexanderKey Republicans ask Trump to keep on NIH director McConnell tees up medical cures bill Speculation and starting points: accreditation, a new administration and a new Congress MORE (R), to get a bite to eat.

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“I was wandering around the Senate grounds and saw Lamar, and I decided to come in and get a meal,” he said in explaining what brought him back to Capitol Hill.

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.