Fred Thompson, unlike most senators, has made his entire Senate archive available to the public. He did so two years ago. Senators and Representatives, as a rule, have one year from the date they leave office to dispose of their records or the National Archive tosses them.
Newsweek has been pouring through Fred!’s records and found this bit of trivia.
In 1995, Thompson’s staff sent a letter to Rep. Jack Kingston, who had forwarded Thompson a friend’s audition tape in hopes that he’d pass it on to his then-girlfriend, country star Lorrie Morgan. “As a general rule, the senator does not give tapes to Ms. Lorrie Morgan,” the letter says.