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Tale Of Two Leaders
IBD Editorials ^ | 2 May 2007 | Staff

Posted on 05/02/2007 4:11:25 PM PDT by Kitten Festival

Double Standard: It took 18 months of wasted taxpayers' dollars to clear former Senate GOP leader Bill Frist of insider-trading charges. Now let's probe Sen. Harry Reid, who made a million selling someone else's land.

From the beginning, it was clear that Frist's sale of stock two years ago in his family's company, Hospital Corp. of America, was on the up and up. It was public knowledge for months that HCA management was engaged in an increasingly intense sell-off as the firm's stock price rose steadily.

The M.D.'s meticulously kept e-mails provided the Securities and Exchange Commission with ironclad documentation of his innocence, showing that he began selling shares in the Tennessee-based chain of hospitals founded by his father and brother long before HCA's subpar earnings in the second quarter of 2005. His sold for the most principled of reasons: to avoid any hint of conflict of interest in handling health care legislation in the U.S. Senate.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; crooks; democrats; doublestandard; frist; harryreid

1 posted on 05/02/2007 4:11:26 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival

"There ain't gonna be no investigation of any Democrat.
We have the 950 FBI files, and will continue to make the rules."


2 posted on 05/02/2007 4:23:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Kitten Festival

One minor quibble with the title of the article:
Neither one is a leader.
Having the word in your job title does not a leader make.


3 posted on 05/02/2007 4:34:08 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

Not to quibble either, but since the headline writer capitalized “Leader,” you can infer that he was referring to the title the men held rather than a description of their character.


4 posted on 05/02/2007 5:00:48 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6

I’m just being ‘snarky’. I do that often, perhaps all too often. Guess I’ll have to start mentioning that in my tagline .


5 posted on 05/02/2007 5:08:28 PM PDT by LegendHasIt (I'm not ALWAYS serious. Often I'm just 'snarky'. FReepmail me if you can't figure out which.)
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To: Kitten Festival
Double Standard” doesn’t quite describe it. It is more like the Democrats are simply beyond the concept of crime and that the definitions of crime and morality simply do not apply.
6 posted on 05/03/2007 2:09:08 AM PDT by Truth29
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