Count Frist Out for 2008

The ranks of the Republican right-wing superstars who thought they'd follow the Bush/Rove plan to win the presidency in 2008 are dwindling. Don't expect George Allen or Rick Santorum to run after failing to hold their Senate seats. Today Bill Frist, who tried to solidify his extremist credentials by diagnosing Terry Schiavo via videotape, announced that he won't seek the presidency.

"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," he said in a written statement. "I do not intend to run for president in 2008."


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    Need to warn people (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Pete Guither on Wed Nov 29, 2006 at 07:41:25 PM EST
    When he goes back into private practice, can we require some kind of offender notification system so his patients are warned as to the kind of care they can expect?  You know, that you get AIDS from sweat and tears, that condoms don't work, and that brain-dead vegetables are just napping.  Maybe he could videotape his examinations and have some politician watch them to confirm his diagnosis.

    No cat in Tennesee will ever be safe again. (none / 0) (#2)
    by Bill Arnett on Thu Nov 30, 2006 at 01:05:56 PM EST