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January 17, 2007

Governor Frist?

He's hoping to redeem his image, see:

Sources in Washington and Tennessee say Frist, who will turn 55 next month, is leaning heavily toward a run for the governor’s office, where he could gain executive experience that might position him to try for the presidency in either 2012 or 2016.

"It’s a done deal," said a source with knowledge of Frist’s plans.
After his dismal record in the Senate, he's hoping this will erase the lingering bad taste he leaves in his party faithful, considering how he handed the Senate to the Democrats.

Let's not forget the lingering questions about his stock ownership in Hospital Corporation of America which was founded by his family.

And of course, there's the kitty killer issue:

"Desperate, obsessed with my work, I visited the various animal shelters in the Boston suburbs, collecting cats, taking them home, treating them as pets for a few days, then carting them off to the lab to die in the interests of science. And medicine. And health care. And treatment of disease. And my project.

"It was, of course, a heinous and dishonest thing to do, and I was totally schizoid about the entire matter. By day, I was little Billy Frist, the boy who lived on Bowling Avenue in Nashville and had decided to become a doctor because of his gentle father and a dog named Scratchy. By night, I was Dr. William Harrison Frist, future cardiothoracic surgeon, who was not going to let a few sentiments about cute, furry little creatures stand in the way of his career. In short, I was going a little crazy."
I just don't know how he expects the public to forget all these, especially since based on his Senate managerial abilities, it's doubtful he would do a better job as governor.

posted at 6:07 PM by Wonky Muse

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