(July 07, 2007 -- 10:12 PM EST // link)
On the one side, we have six people and documented evidence that Fred Thompson lobbied for the pro-choice National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Assn. On the other side we have the Thompson campaign, which insists the lobbying, for which Thompson was paid handsomely, never happened.
Any comment, senator?
Thompson gave an oblique response when asked about the matter, first reported by the Los Angeles Times. That ought to clear things up.
"I'd just say the flies get bigger in the summertime. I guess the flies are buzzing," said Thompson, who is considering running for president as a social conservative. He refused comment on whether he recalled doing the work.
-- Steve Benen