Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Drool Bib

I hope that Power Line's John Hindraker wears a drool bib when he associates with Republican politicians --the results can get messy. He had an encounter with Bill Frist recently and likes what he sees. "Consider me impressed" he says. He is impressed with the senator's "intelligence, competence, judgment and reliability." That's nice.

More rational people might note that Frist's main accomplishments are, while leading the party of federalism and limited government in the Senate, the great expansion of Medicare and federal intervention in the Terry Schiavo case (while giving his infamous "diagnosis" on the Senate floor). Putting party above country, he has kept the Senate from conducting meaningful investigations into the corruption, incompetence and dishonesty surrounding the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

In spite of his loyal service as a partisan hack, I predict that Frist's presidential campaign will sink without a trace. By March of 2008, there will be more evidence for the existence of Atlantis.

P.S. It is fortunate that Frist has two feet to grovel at so that Power Line's Scott Johnson can join in:
Senator Frist referred to himself several times as a "citizen legislator." I was struck yesterday by how much of a throwback he is to the politicians of the founding era, men of accomplishment in arenas other than politics. He is a gentleman and a scholar as well as a man of enormous professional accomplishment. He briefly mentioned the charitable uses to which he had put his medical skills in founding and serving a hospital in southern Sudan.

3 comments:

Sean Scallon said...

It says something about the state of conservatism when Bill First is supposedly the leading "conservative" candidate for president.

It says something even more when to two so-called "conservative" bloggers bow low before him.

Either Atlantis or the Loch Ness Monster, Frist's campaign will be a myth by the spring of 2008.

Anonymous said...

A mannequin with one or two decent bumper stickers plastered on it would have an edge in a race with Frist.
Steve A.

JT said...

"In spite of his loyal service as a partisan hack, I predict that Frist's presidential campaign will sink without a trace. By March of 2008, there will be more evidence for the existence of Atlantis." Yes, and deservedly so.

By the way, what do you think of Modern Times? The first and last songs are among my favorites.