Brownback Takes Potshot at Thompson
On the subject of the presidential campaign, Sen. Sam Brownback is seeking to establish a new federal standard that would prevent violent television shows from airing on broadcast networks before 10 p.m.
The measure could notably prevent Law & Order from being broadcast before 10 pm.
Not only is this red meat for the social conservatives, it's also a slap in the face of former Senator Fred Thompson, who starred on the show.
The move connects Thompson to violence on television, possibly loosening the ties between the soon-to-be candidate and the evangelical right.