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Thursday, October 13, 2005

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And on the heels of that last post's recounting of the legal & ethical quandries currently hammering the GOP's National Leadership comes bad news for the Senate's biggest fraud & quack, Bill Frist

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) has been subpoenaed to turn over personal records and documents as federal authorities step up a probe of his July sales of HCA Inc. stock, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

And the reading for Quacky gets even worse

The formal request for documents usually presages an acceleration of a federal probe. In Frist's case, regulators had to proceed with caution due to his status in Congress and their mutual desire to avoid triggering constitutional objections to the release of documents. The disclosure of the subpoena comes as Democrats blasted Frist anew for his financial and personal ties to Hospital Corporation of America, a Nashville chain founded in 1968 by his father and his brother, Thomas Frist Jr. Critics yesterday seized on a report that Frist held a substantial amount of his family's hospital stock outside of blind trusts between 1998 and 2002 -- a time when he asserted he did not know how much of the stock he owned......Within days of Frist's July stock sale, HCA warned investors about weaker-than-expected financial performance, which sent the stock price spiraling downward by 9 percent in one day. Frist may have begun the process of selling the stock April 29, months before the company's troubles were clear, according to e-mail messages between the Tennessee Republican, his chief counsel and his personal accountant that were reviewed by The Washington Post.

And why did Frist bludgeon the Senate with his status as it's only surgeon?

Well, perhaps because he helped craft Health Care legislation & policy that directly aided his family's Health Care Titan, HCA

During his decade in the Senate, Frist has been active in shaping health care policy, including creation of a Medicare prescription drug benefit.

I started referring to Frist with the "just funnin' ya" tag of "Quacky" when, during the Terri Schiavo overreach by the GOP & the Modern Day Pharisees-Dobson, Falwell, Terry, et al-Frist diagnosed, via videotape & from the Senate Floor, his medical opinion that Terri Schiavo showed obvious "visual acuity", when we learned later that she was physically blind beyond all doubt

Dang Quacky, looks like Duck season started early on your fowl ass huh?


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