Here’s some good news.
Freeloading Bill Frist will finally stop clogging the pipe with his crooked and underhanded deals by NOT, repeat, NOT running for president in 2008.
Who can forget his recent un-American midnight moves to make poker illegal, or rather, to make his special-interest backed gambling games protected.
The culture of corruption king has wrapped himself in rhetoric, the bible, world causes, and anything else that he thinks will perfume his poop, and announced the return to his professional roots as a ‘healer’. Must be a misprint – should read ‘stealer‘.
Good-bye and good riddance to the delusional destroyers of America. Don’t call us – we’ll call you, for the indictment. Oh, that’s right – you’re already under indictment. Anyway, we hope the door hits you on the ass on your way out.
By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senate Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee said on Wednesday he would not run for the White House in 2008 and will return to his medical practice after he leaves the U.S. Congress in January.
Frist, a surgeon who served two terms, had been preparing for a possible presidential run for more than a year but said he decided this was not the time.
“In the Bible, God tells us for everything there is a season, and for me, for now, this season of being an elected official has come to a close. I do not intend to run for president in 2008,” Frist said in a statement.
He said he would take a sabbatical from private life and “return to my professional roots as a healer.”
“In the short term, I will resume my regular medical mission trips as a doctor around the world to serve those in poverty, in famine, and in civil war,” he said. “I will continue to be a strong voice to fix what is broken in our health care system and to address the issues of clean water and public health globally.”
Frist had been criticized for his performance as Senate Republican leader and for the results of the congressional elections earlier this month. Republicans lost six Senate seats, relinquishing control of the chamber for the first time since 2002.
Frist also was damaged by a federal probe into his stock sales, a critical drawback in a year when Republicans were hammered by voters over ethical issues.
Frist easily won a straw poll of party activists in March at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, where he packed the home-state crowd with supporters wearing blue “Frist is my leader” buttons.