"Thompson, now preparing a bid for the 2008 GOP presidential
nomination, won fame in 1973 for asking a committee witness the bombshell
question that revealed Nixon had installed hidden listening devices and taping
equipment in the Oval Office.
Those tapes show Thompson played a behind-the-scenes role that was very different from his public image three decades ago. He comes across as a partisan willing to cooperate with the Nixon White House's effort to discredit the committee's star witness."
While Thompson is running as an outside, it sounds like he is as much of an insider as you can be. Working with Nixon, a lobbyist and a lawyer who supported Scooter Libby. How is it that he can walk on the stage and claim that he is an outsider?