He Really is a “Dead Man Walking”
Last week, Slate.com called Senator Lott a “Dead Man Walking.” They were right. The embattled Senator, finally put the Republic party and country before himself and his huge ego and resigned from the Senate leadership position.
It looks like Bill Frist, the junior Senator from Tennesse is the front runner.
Born: February 22, 1952; Nashville, Tenn.
Family: Wife, Karyn Frist; three children
Education: Princeton U., B.A. 1974; Harvard U., M.D. 1978
Military Service: None
Elected: 1994 (2nd term)
107th Congress Committees: Budget, Foreign Relations (African Affairs – ranking member; International Operations; Near Eastern & South Asian Affairs), Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Public Health – ranking member).
Background: A heart and lung transplant surgeon, Frist won his first political race in the 1994 Republican wave, defeating Sen. James Sasser, a Democrat who chaired the powerful Senate Budget Committee. Frist co-founded with his brother what has become one of the nation’s largest hospital chains — Columbia/HCA.
The Tennessee senator is currently chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the fundraising arm for GOP senators. He gained significant public attention in 1997 when he came to the aide of two Capitol Hill police officers who were shot at close range by a man trying to bring a gun into the Capitol building.
SOURCE: Congressional Quarterly
Here’s hoping that Frist proves himself to be a much smarter leader than Lott.