The Wall Street Journal
is reporting that Sen. Bill Frist has officially abandoned his aspirations for the 2008 presidential race. According to the WSJ
's David Rogers, Frist said he wants a "sabbatical from public life" but did not rule out a future presidential run. "I really do need to re-energize in terms of who Bill Frist is," Frist said of himself in the third person.
According to the WSJ
, that leaves 2008 GOP hopefuls such as Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani and New York Gov. George Pataki, among others. Let the chirping of crickets commence.