MartiniPundit

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The LA Times Puts the Cart Well Before the

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I’m not going to pretend that I’m a big fan of Bill Frist right now, or for that matter, ever. I simply do not understand the senatorial disease in which each of them sees themselves as a future president. That having been said, I don’t believe Frist has formally announced his candicacy for 2008, and so this seems premature:

The best thing a Senate majority leader with presidential aspirations can do is quit. That was Bob Dole’s strategy in 1996, when he resigned to run against President Clinton. And it may be part of Bill Frist’s decision not to seek reelection in 2006. If so, Frist could hardly make a smarter move.

Oh come on. It’s obvious to me that it’s more than a little ridiculous for an MSM stalwart to call for the resignation of a Republican from the Senate three years in advance of an election he isn’t in yet. After all, Dole didn’t resign in 1993. Does the LA Times actually think it’s fooling anyone here? Now, it’s true, Kerry wasn’t the leader at the time of his nomination, but doesn’t it seem a touch laughable that they call for Frist’s resignation now but Kerry’s … never?

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Written by martinipundit

May 27, 2005 at 12:08 pm

Posted in 2008 Election, MSM, Politics

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