Friday, May 05, 2006

Bill Frist and Anna Nicole Smith

He's at it again. Bill Frist, once the fresh face for change for the GOP, now the poster child for the very Washington he vowed to change.
Word is the NRSC - da vinci code for "mean ass partisan mo-fos" - is set to attack Harold Ford Jr. again for what they label as lavish campaign spending. You know NRSC - the National Republican Senatorial Committee that was retooled by the distinguished senator from Tennessee into an even nastier, more partisan, more beholding to unsavory corporate interests version of its earlier ugly self. The very same NRSC which Frist still directs and influences to attack and engage in races that are of interest to the distinguished senator from Tennessee.
According to recent expenditure reports of THE VOLUNTEER PAC - more da vinci code for "Frist personal slush fund" - Frist should be vewy, vewy careful about attacking anyone for their spending habits.
That's cause according to VOLPAC disclosures the distinguished senator from Tennessee loves to be pampered...and I ain't talking "let's give old Billy a back rub" kind of pampering. We're talking pampering like he's Anna Nicole Smith.
Consider limo rides (we called it cruising back in high school) around D.C. to the tune of $13,692; or consider a $897 dinner at the Cosmos Club in D.C. (sure hope Frist got a doggy bag with that one); or consider $14,579 in hotel overnights at the Four Seasons in Miami, the Regency and Waldorf Astoria in NYC, and the Willard Hotel in D.C.. Ironically, legend has it that the Willard birthed the term lobbyists for the special interest cats who hung out in the hotel lobby to corner and bribe politicians back in the mid 1800s. Guess history has a way of repeating itself.
But to me the most eye-opening expenditures by Frist through VOLPAC are the private jets provided and paid for by pharmaceuticals and oil companies to the tune of $39,723.
You know those drug companies and oil companies who sell us over-priced medicine and gas prices?
Seems to me what we have here is a classic case of I can because I am.
In his view, Frist can take $$$$$$ and be wined and dined by the very corporate interests who are pillaging the pocketbooks of average folk, can move around the country with an entourage and stay in luxury hotels and be flown in private jets, because he is after all the Majority Leader.
Frist may think he's figured out how to game the system to his personal and political advantage, but sooner or later Frist, VOLPAC and the NRSC will all stand in judgment before voters for what they do, how they do what they do, and for what they have come to represent in truth.

10 Comments:

Blogger Litz said...

Well, what do you expect. It's not like any of the Frists ever had to suffer any, economically. To Bill Frist, "roughing it" is getting the regular suite, not the Presidential one, at the Four Seasons.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Litz said...

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10:39 AM  
Blogger imissbill said...

Let's see if I have this straight- Bill First (misspelling intentional) is dogging Harold Ford, Jr. for the very thing he does, only on a MUCH larger scale. BF is attacking the man who's the front-runner for the seat which he is vacating. All in an attempt to...... better position himself as a Presidential candidate?

Go GOP!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Sean Braisted said...

Frist may very well be a hypocrite, but it really doesn't matter because he is not running for re-election in 2006. So his NRSC can attack Ford all they want, chances are voters aren't going to remember by 2008. Also, Frist can live whatever lavish lifestyle he likes, all he needs to do is pretend to clear "brush" once a year and the press will call him a "man of the people".

8:30 AM  
Blogger Litz said...

Sean makes some good points. BUT all the brush-clearing in the world won't sell the people on Cadaver Bill. The guy is just creepy, and he's not very bright. People don't like him. He doesn't have a prayer in 2008, unless our elections really have been sold out to Diebold. And if that's the case, then we have worse problems than a Frist presidency.

10:31 AM  
Blogger imissbill said...

This isn't really related to this post, but I have to say something. Have you all seen the GIANT Corker signs in the yard of one of the Franklin Road behemoths? I hear it's the home of kiddie dentist Snodgrass......... Here we go again. Let the division begin!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Litz said...

I haven't seen that Corker sign on Franklin Rd. but I know of at least one Democrat who can be counted to put an equally ginormous Ford Jr. sign in THEIR yard.

I'm dreading this year's campaign, the battle of the yard signs got really dirty last time. We set ours in concrete and they were still stolen, four times! We'll have to get creative this year ....

7:49 PM  
Blogger Litz said...

Speaking of Bill Frist, I'm sure we've all seen this:

Drug Industry, Sen. Frist and the White House Conspired to Obtain Broad Liability Shield for Lawsuits Related to Pandemic Illnesses

8:53 AM  
Blogger imissbill said...

I called Mickey Roo's yesterday. I got to speak with the owner, whom I told we were sorry we couldn't return to eat there. He asked why and I told him it was because of the HUGE Corker sign in front. He said I was at least the 3rd person to call, and that it wasn't his sign. He said he was having it taken down ASAP. Smart $ says the other 2 complainers were Brysonites.........

Is all truly fair?

10:02 AM  
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