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