Not Fred, of course, but Tommy, the former governor of Wisconsin.

He and Giuliani and are kindered spirits in a way: both reformist in orientation both pioneers in welfare reform (Giuliani actually hired one of the advisers who designed Thompson's W2 program to do welfare-to-work in New York City), both obsessed with competence, and both a little quirky. Thompson will be an effective surrogate for Giuliani going forward.

Also: it doesn't hurt to have a pro-lifer on board.

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