Skip to comments.Frist regards gas costs, healthcare in Iowa (will renew focus on both)
Posted on 07/30/2006 7:05:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he is leaving Iowa with a renewed focus on addressing high gas prices and affordable healthcare.
The Tennessee Republican is considering a run for president in 2008.
He said those were the issues that came up most frequently during his two-day swing through the state that is expected to launch the 2008 presidential nomination process.
Frist's weekend trip to Iowa was his second in 2006. The visit included a run in a road race in Davenport yesterday and fundraisers for local candidates.
Today he joined his Senate colleague, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, in Cedar Falls at an event benefiting Iowa House candidate Matt Reisetter.
Frist spoke about the importance of character in selecting politicians and touted his background as a transplant surgeon.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill First, R-Tenn., stands with Iowa House candidate Matt Reisetter, left, while speaking at a fundraising reception for Reisetter, Sunday, July 30, 2006, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Senator Frist may leave Iowa with renewed focus all he likes, but IMO ,which is worth practically nothing, his lousy record as Senate Majority Leader disqualifies him entirely for a Presidential run.
Matt Reisetter looks very young.
Frist would be the last person for whom I would vote for POTUS.
He may be outstanding in transplanting lungs, but, he has no feel for the HEART of America.
Another opportunistic politician in pursuit of power, which is the ultimate aphrodisciac. As a "doctor" Frist should understand the metaphor.
Notice I use lower case in the reference to doctor.
I don't disparage his study, but if his title is to be capitalized, so should Plumber and Grocer and Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner...et al.
I'd vote for my Australian shepherd over Frist.
Oh, go ahead and flame if you wish, I'm not new here.
Surely there is a hospital board that needs a president somewhere.
Just what we need: Fristcare and gas price controls.
There's someone out there who needs a lung transplant real bad. Dr. Frist's term can't end soon enough.
"Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he is leaving Iowa with a renewed focus on addressing high gas prices and affordable healthcare."