Friday, December 20, 2002

Frist: The Post has a good survey of the Frist landscape. The article is subtle, but unmistakeable, in confirming that Frist is the White House choice. Here's an interesting bit:
Democrats acknowledge they are worried about Frist being the public face of the Republican party. Articulate and telegenic, he has the political equivalent of a good bedside manner, coming across as more moderate than many prominent Republicans, even though his voting record is fairly conservative.

It would be hard to attack a Princeton, Harvard and Stanford doctor surgeon who runs marathons and has done medical missionary work in the Sudan.

"He'd have a long honeymoon," sighed one Democratic aide. "It's hard to attack a heart-lung-transplant surgeon."

This could be the silver lining to an otherwise disastrous fortnight for the GOP.

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