Q: Is former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) more actor or more politician?

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.): “I don’t know him well enough. I didn’t serve with him in the Senate. If I knew him, I could make that judgment.”  

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.): “I know Fred more as a senator and a human being than an actor. He’s a confident personality.”  

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.):
“I have no comment.”  

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.):
“I’ve known Fred as more of a fellow campaigner. He ran with me in Tennessee. To me he was a great senator from Tennessee more than anything.”  

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.): “I have absolutely no idea. Don’t make me answer that question.”  

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine):
“I see him as more of a former colleague. He was in my class in ’94 when we first came in.”  

Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.): “I don’t know, I’ve been really busy with my stuff in my office. I haven’t been able to pay attention.”  

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz):
“Oh, as a politician.”  

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.): “That is a very good question. Is there any difference?  There’s a little bit [of actor] in all of us. I think that he is an accomplished politician and actor.”  

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): “Is there a difference?”