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Frist regards gas costs, healthcare in Iowa (will renew focus on both)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/06 | AP

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 109th; congress; electionpresident; frist; healthcare; iowa

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)


1 posted on 07/30/2006 7:05:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


2 posted on 07/30/2006 7:09:35 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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"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."

Very true.

3 posted on 07/30/2006 7:11:02 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: NormsRevenge

Matt Reisetter looks very young.


4 posted on 07/30/2006 7:12:58 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: NormsRevenge
>>>>>"high gas prices and affordable healthcare"<<<<

If the Government gets involved it will never be fair or affordable and the price will always be high.

Politicians, Lawyers and Mafioso are three peas in a pod.

How long before California fields candidates for the MS13 Party?

TT
5 posted on 07/30/2006 7:31:43 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: KoRn

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.


6 posted on 07/30/2006 7:40:27 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: NormsRevenge

Surely there is a hospital board that needs a president somewhere.


7 posted on 07/30/2006 7:56:00 PM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw; NormsRevenge; devolve; potlatch; PhilDragoo; Smartass

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.


8 posted on 07/30/2006 8:13:56 PM PDT by ntnychik
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"Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he is leaving Iowa with a renewed focus on addressing high gas prices and affordable healthcare."

Gasoline and healthcare, hmmm how interesting. Obviously, these are broken issues and badly overdue for a fix. But since the enviro-wackos and dems won't allow any more drilling for known oil, or to build new refineries, and we've included thirty million illegal immigrants to raid our health-care...what exactly is the plan?

 

9 posted on 07/30/2006 8:36:22 PM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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