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Republican Senator Fred Thompson just quit the Presidential race. You're wondering: Who's Fred Thompson? He was, quite possibly, the tech industry's least cogent advocate. Popular Mechanics, which catalogued the tech policies of 12 candidates, found just one plank in Thompson's "digital/tech" platform:

Parents need to be empowered to protect their children from inappropriate matter, whether on TV, in video games, or on the computer. And we must do all we can to fight the explosion of child pornography over the Internet.

Don't worry, Senator. All taken care of. You can go home now.