Bill Frist went on Nashville TV
over the weekend to explain why he's not running for governor, spinning himself basically as the new Mother Teresa. He's too busy saving humanity to engage in crass politics. Coincidentally, the cameras caught him at a church,
helping collect tiny knit caps for Third World babies. What a guy!
"The decision not to run for governor
was a natural one for me," according to Frist, "and I wanted to make it
early enough, almost two years in advance, so that other people had a
chance [to] make their case. I will say, life after politics...again,
politics is not my life, it's a 12 year vehicle that I used to try to
better the lives of other people."
More Frist: "There are people like Al Gore, clearly,
who have taken a platform of life to public service who then has
accelerated that and expanded in a way that has changed everybody's
life for the better. As you go forward, I think there's life after
politics. A lot of people in Washington have a hard time understanding
So we guess this means Frist is finished with politics forever, and h
e no longer suffers from the terrifying, gnawing hunger to be president that's totally consumed him for most of his adult life. (That was sarcasm.)