Sunday, November 14, 2004

Dr. Pander

The Moose believes that there is little doubt that Bill Frist aspires to be POTUS.
The Moose is not a big fan of Bill Frist. He may be an esteemed physician, but he seems to have no core. The good doctor appears to be of moderate temperament except when that gets in the way of his ambition.

With the right in a rage over Arlen Specter's ascendancy to head the Judiciary Committee, Frist bailed on his colleague this morning on Fox News Sunday. Here is the AP report on his comments,

Frist, R-Tenn., said he expected a chairman to understand that he is responsible "to the feelings, the wishes, the beliefs, the values, the procedures that are held by the majority of that committee."

He added that Specter, as chairman, "has a clear obligation ... to take what the president nominates (and) get that nomination through committee."

Frist would not say if he backed Specter for the job...

Frist said Specter's comments were "disheartening to me. They were disheartening to a lot of different people," Frist told "Fox News Sunday."

It is quite extraordinary for the Party Leader not to stand with a fellow Senator who has seniority to take over a committee. Unless, of course, that Leader has Presidential ambitions and doesn't want to offend a key faction of the Party.

Senator Frist - another profile in courage.

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