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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 11:04 AM
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Frist won't run for president in 2008
Edited on Wed Nov-29-06 11:18 AM by madinmaryland
Breaking on MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15951637 /

Sources close to outgoing Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., tell the National Journal's Hotline that Frist has decided not to run for President in 2008.

Hotline reports Frist will make a formal announcement this afternoon, at 1:00 pm ET in Tennessee.

Frist is said to have made the decision in recent days after consulting family, friends and advisers.

...snip

http://www.msnbc.msn.com /

edited to add details..
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 11:07 AM
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1. Now that is a shame. I think we should start a draft Frist for President campaign. n/t
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 08:08 PM
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37. After diagnosing Teri Schaivo, alive, well and ready to play Cribbage
From looking at her vapid face on a TV monitor --------this ass-clown extraordinaire is about to take his HCA stock and really make a killing in the Market

</sarcasm>
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dancingme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 11:08 AM
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2. did he diagnose his chances of winning
Edited on Wed Nov-29-06 11:08 AM by dancingme
after looking at a video of himself trying to explain how things are going great in Iraq?
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 11:10 AM
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3. madinmaryland - Please edit your subject to match the headline.
In conformance with the rules for Latest Breaking News posts.

Thank you.
:)
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 11:10 AM
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4. oops
Edited on Wed Nov-29-06 11:12 AM by maddezmom
looks like another mod posted before me :hide:

to reflect the actual title: Frist won't run for president in 2008

and the link is up to the story now if you want to add it, too.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15951637 /

Thanks in advance :)
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 11:21 AM
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5. aw, shucks . . . what'll I do with all these bumper stickers? . . . n/t
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 01:07 PM
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19. Send them to this person....


MSNBC actually used this picture in their announcement.

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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 03:54 PM
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28. He looks like he has cancer of course we all know he is a cancer.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 11:48 AM
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6. Will he go back to being a "doctor"?..
:scared:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 01:08 PM
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20. Video-taped diagnoses!
Really.. :scared:
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 11:54 AM
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7. He'll be too busy trying to find a way to stop AIDS transmission from drool.
nt.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 11:55 AM
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8. He was a sure loser
But it would have been entertaining.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 03:48 PM
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27. He'd have been slaughtered early
The Repugs despise him, it's clear from any reading of freeper comments that he'd never pull more than five percent of caucus or primary support. He's just sparing his family from the obvious.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 11:58 AM
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9. So many cats...
so little time
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mconvente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:02 PM
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10. LOL - who's left??
McCain - hahaha. Guiliani - HAHAHA.

To be honest, though, Hagel from Nebraska projects himself to be moderate (which we know he isn't) but to the "general masses", he would seem appealing. We need an excellent candidate to counteract that. Gore/Clark 08 anyone??
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:04 PM
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11. don't forget mitt
:)
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:32 PM
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12. Republican Frist will not seek White House: source
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061129/pl_nm/usa_politics_...

>>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senate Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee will not run for the White House in 2008, a Republican Party source said on Wednesday.

Frist, a surgeon who had served two terms, had stepped down from the Senate this year to prepare for a possible presidential run. An announcement was expected later on Wednesday.<<





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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 01:32 PM
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23. Like the smarmy fuck had a chance to win anyway. In other news, I too
decline to run. I'm serious. And if elected, I shall not serve.
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E-Z-B Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:32 PM
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13. This must mean that the SEC told him they're coming down hard on him
with his "blind" trusts.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:39 PM
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15. Or his family told him not to bother running yet
The Treasury is filled with nothing but IOUs. They need to let a DEM administration back in for awhile to fix the mess and improve receipts be-for the GOP pulls another raid.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 04:27 PM
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31. BINGO....you got it! NT
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:34 PM
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14. Damn!
He would have been so much fun to run against.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:54 PM
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16. Cats across the country rejoice!
They're rubbing up against their humans' legs even as we speak, as though to the sound of some giant cosmic can opener. :-)
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 01:09 PM
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22. Now that Frist is unemployed I wouldn't be so sure cats will
be rejoicing..



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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 03:59 PM
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29. Does he still have a license to practice medicine?
Edited on Wed Nov-29-06 03:59 PM by LiberalFighter
Would it be safe for anyone to go under his knife after a 12 year absence from that field?


Added 'his'
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:56 PM
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17. Hmmm. I wonder if the stock thing had something to do with his decision.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 12:59 PM
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18. I guess he couldn't figure out who to get for a running mate
Edited on Wed Nov-29-06 12:59 PM by KamaAina
now that Terri Schiavo is, um, out of the running. :evilgrin:

edit: punctuation in header
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 01:09 PM
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21. Must be his part in the "Culture of Corruption" that changed his mind!
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 01:40 PM
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25. Wonder if there is an indictment coming down for insider
stock trading?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 01:42 PM
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26. let's hope
and thanks for changing the headline. :)
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 07:27 PM
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34. Maybe that's it
I was surprised to hear he wasn't running as I had assumed that was the primary reason he was retiring for the Senate. Now that the media isn't turning a *total* blind eye to Repug corruption, perhaps he got scared. It's a shame, though, as I think he would have been a good Repug to go up against; we would have had a nice shot at beating him, regardless of our candidate.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 01:33 PM
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 04:23 PM
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30. "doctor around the world to serve those in poverty, in famine, and in civil war"
So the next obvious question....is Iraq going to be his first stop?? Cuz if civil war is what he is looking for, that's the place to be!!

Better question..why not start here at home and head to the lower income parts of our own country. Open up a cross country medical mobile/van and provide the much needed services.
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 06:38 PM
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32. I'm sure he's looking forward to making a lot more in the private sector now...
probably will be on a few boards, consulting here and there, might even become a political advisor.

I can almost bet that he won't be hurting for money as a private citizen.

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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 06:53 PM
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33. and Water is wet...
more details at 6... :eyes:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 07:45 PM
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35. I was so looking forward to this egomaniac running...
Alas, I guess his diagnosis of Teri Schiavo will be his political epitaph.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 07:54 PM
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36. Smartest move he's made in years. He's going into the video diagnosis business.
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-29-06 10:12 PM
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38. Ah, thit!
And he had such a good chance of whining...I mean, winning.
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