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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:11 PM
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How Frist's Chief of Staff responds to questions about Catkiller's stocks
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The Hill is buzzing today over a weird incident yesterday in which Sen. Bill Frist's (R-TN) Chief of Staff Eric Ueland flipped out at a young AP reporter, Jonathan Katz, who had the temerity to ask Frist whether it was true that he had no idea how much stock he owned before he sold it off just ahead of the stock's precipitous decline. Roll Call (sub.req.) fills us in on what happened next ...

After the off-camera dugout ended, Ueland berated and bullied the AP reporter, according to other reporters, for initiating the line of questioning. Ueland accused Katz of not understanding the issue after having been repeatedly briefed on the HCA matter.

One reporter said Ueland was demeaning and rude to the young AP journalist. Another veteran reporter said Ueland went over the line in dressing the guy down in front of about 25 other reporters, no less. Yet another Senate reporter said, It was outrageous. (Ueland) was yelling at the kid. And Eric is usually a very calm and cool guy.

Reporters who attended the dugout said Frist looked rattled over questions about the HCA deal, which remains the subject of dual federal investigations, and speculated that perhaps Ueland snapped because Frist doesnt have a good defense. They also noted that Frist has largely avoided cameras since the controversy broke and has moved his dugouts when he holds them into the Senate chamber, where cameras and tape recorders are prohibited.

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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:27 PM
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1. I'll bet Ueland hears this question again.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:41 PM
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2. "... and just before the little cats died,
Edited on Wed Dec-14-05 03:41 PM by notadmblnd
they would put their little paws up in the air like this and go rrrrrreeeearrrr rrrrrrreeeearrr just like that!"




I know it's kinda twisted but that's the thought that came into my head when I saw that.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:51 PM
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3. My husband picked up a tidbit on one of the Sunday shows -
I think he was flipping through Fox on the way to something else - and someone actually asked the Cat Killer how he knew about the stock if it was a blind trust. I don't know what his answer was, but it seems to me this is messier than Martha Stewart and we know where it got her.
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