Harry S. Truman once said that behind every successful man is “a proud wife and surprised mother in law.”

Presidential candidate in waiting Fred Thompson’s wife is young, pretty and smart and she is alongside her man, not behind him, thank you very much.

Fred Thompson's powerful wife

Man About Town: As a celebrity bachelor during his time in D.C., Thompson had been romantically linked with (left to right) country singer Lorrie Morgan, socialite Georgette Mosbacher, GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway and political columnist Margaret Carlson. But wife Jeri Thompson (far right) is his closest adviser, permitted to hire and fire staff.She wields tremendous influence over her husband’s would-be presidential campaign. But who is Jeri Thompson—and why won’t the campaign discuss her?

[MSNBC Political News]

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