If Fred Thompson—TV Star turned White House hopeful—wins, he could do worse than install these “Law & Order” characters.
ED GREEN (JESSE L. MARTIN): He’s crisp, smooth and deals well with kids. Oh, he also has gambling issues.
POSITION: Secretary of Education
ANITA VAN BUREN (S. EPATHA MERKERSON): Obstinate and brusque, she relishes conflict and doesn’t try smoothing it over.
POSITION: Secretary of Defense
JACK MCCOY (SAM WATERSTON): The con: doesn’t usually share Thompson’s views. The pros: exacting, intense and merciless.
POSITION: Attorney general
REY CURTIS (BENJAMIN BRATT): As a junior to Detective Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), he usually wound up driving the squad car.
POSITION: Transportation secretary
SERENA SOUTHERLYN (ELISABETH ROHM): Thompson’s character canned her, she thought, because she’s a lesbian.
POSITION: In a GOP cabinet? As if.