Now this is why I am mad at republicans. They are stupid, yellow bellied, weak kneed POS (that's plural) who let this languish for all these years.
If this had been a republican, you can bet the demoKaRatz would have had his head on a spike and he would have been gone and in prison.
Why are republicans so WEEEEEAAAAAAKKKKK!
Too many like Frist have made their careers on the success of their parents. Even though they sometimes may be bright, as Frist is,academically they frequently attend the same Universities as the wealthy liberal elite of the country. With this social and academic background they often feel entitled to success and believe that their ideas have greater weight than those of their constituents. These ideas frequently lean in the same direction as their liberal alumni colleagues. They may have a conservative economic outlook but will frequently lean to the social liberal side when it comes time to show some guts and fight. In other words they feel superior to the great unwashed electorate.
This is basically my definition of a RINO.
This is also why I think we need to implement conservative affirmative action by requiring that all members of congress hire only graduates of the Universities in their state. Possibly with a requirement that they be within, say, 5 years of graduation. This way the "permanent group" of people who run Congressional offices will develop some diversity and remember where they came from. This should also be required of all committee staffs.