Wednesday, July 06, 2005

And Rob Lowe's Going to Become the New Press Secretary

So guess who President Bush picks to help his Supreme Court nominee (who hasn't been named yet) get through the Senate confirmation hearings?

Law & Order's District Attorney Arthur Branch.

President Bush has named former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson to help shepherd his yet-to-be named Supreme Court nominee through the Senate, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Wednesday.

Thompson, a Republican and actor on the NBC television series "Law & Order," agreed to accept the post in a telephone conversation with the president on Monday, McClellan said.

He said Thompson would serve as an informal adviser to shepherd the nomination through the Senate.

"Senator Thompson will guide the nominee through the confirmation process," McClellan said.

Aw, what the heck. Just so long as Jack McCoy doesn't become the new Attorney-General ...