December 20, 2002 in Politics

He Really is a “Dead Man Walking”

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Last week, 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.
Hometown: Nashville
Born: February 22, 1952; Nashville, Tenn.
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Karyn Frist; three children
Education: Princeton U., B.A. 1974; Harvard U., M.D. 1978
Military Service: None
Career: Surgeon
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.

One Comment

  1. March 10, 2005 at 12:46 pm

    Andrew Hecht

    So much for your hopes. Frist is just a tool of the right. It’s sad to see someone who’s a medical doctor, who’s supposed to care about people, be the front man for a party that cares not one whit about you or me or anyone else who doesn’t have a million dollars or run a major corporation.

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