On the parliament floor. And surprise of surprises, there was no rush from the other parliamentarians to explain to him how he was misunderstanding Islam. But the broadcast of his remarks did indeed provoke an outcry — but not from peaceful Muslims outraged by his hijacking of their peaceful faith. Rather, his words brought together a Muslim mob calling for blood.
The Tennessee Republican, who starred on the TV show “Law & Order,” is riding high with a best-selling new book, “Teaching the Pig to Dance: A Memoir of Growing Up and Second Chances.” Published in mid-May, the book has hit the top of Amazon.com’s online bestseller lists.
Thompson is also the host of a syndicated radio show on Westwood One. He responded on the air to Obama’s vow that he would have an “official response shortly on the Sestak issue,” referring to Rep. Sestak’s assertion that he was offered a job in the administration if he gave up plans to run against Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania primary.