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HardWorkingDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:17 AM
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Punditry, Fauxnews and Frist....
I was watching a small portion of a FauxNews panel discussing Frist and his Martha Stewart behavior and Morton Kondracke said that First could have learned his holdings weren't doing well from any newspaper or news program.

The rest of the panel agreed. Now, how the hell is a person who has holdings in a "blind trust" supposed to be able to follow his or her investments in the paper or on the news if they are not supposed to know what they are?

How can these pundits say this crap with a straight face? Or am I missing something?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:21 AM
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1. They know it is a joke, and they figure no one else will be outraged
either...it's mind boggling.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:15 AM
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2. You aren't missing anything...
... you've got the thing nailed.

Frist is a Republican with too goddamned many ambitions and not enough in the way of ethics. He's a `pug whore for money.

With luck, the law will say the same thing, too.

Cheers.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:20 AM
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3. Consider the sorce....
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:43 AM
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4. Blind trust: You aren't supposed to know what your holdings are
- this was not a blind trust - this was more like a money manager. Frist knew what was in the trust, he could tell the trustee to sell shares. What exactly was blind?
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HardWorkingDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:53 AM
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5. They said on the report...
that in the past, Frist had made comments that he had no idea he was a stockholder in the hospital chain.
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