A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Gloria Borger, GOP Water Carrier 

CBS News finally had a more in-depth look at Bill Frist's extraordinarily well-timed (at least as far as the market price) sale of stock held in his purported "blind trust." A sale, by his own account, he ordered. Borger said the sale was to resolve any conflict of interests issues for Frist. Not that Frist had claimed this was the reason. She reported it as fact, not an assertion. At the end of the piece, she lamented that he (Frist) was trying to do the right thing but found himself in trouble anyway.

I don't know whether Frist acted on insider information or not. I do recognize the biased reporting by Borger, however.

As far as Frist's culpability, if it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck...

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