Dr. Bill Frist - Moral Monster
Dr. Mengele Of The Cat World
By Alexander Cockburn

We'll come to Tennessee's pussy hunter shortly, but first a word about his predecessor as Senate majority leader, that bruised son of Mississippi, Trent Lott. How was Lott finally induced to quit the post he loved so much, and from which vantage point he was able to guide so many millions to public works to his home state?
A well-primed Republican source confides to CounterPunch that Lott has been promised the chairmanship of the new senate committee scheduled to oversee the vast Homeland Security Agency now in process of formation. So Lott be able to continue dispensing prodigious patronage of the sort that has brightened the eroded downtown of Jackson, Miss, with a colossal new post office I was able to admire last spring. We may expect numberless counter-terrorism facilities, command centers and kindred porkodromes to enrich the concrete pourers and building contractors of Mississippi.
As for Bill Frist, the millionaire Tennessee sawbones, everthing you need to know about this unpleasing man was contained in one short paragraph of a profile of Frist by Michael Kranish in the Boston Globe Sunday magazine for October 27, 2002, covering the years when Frist was in Boston, first at Harvard Medical School and then at Mass General.
"Frist is an animal lover who said his decision to become a doctor was clinched when he helped heal a friend's dog. But Frist now found himself forced to kill animals during medical research. And his new dilemma was finding enough animals to kill. Soon, he began lying to obtain more animals. He went to the animal shelters around Boston and promised he would care for the cats as pets. Then he killed them during experiments. 'It was a heinous and dishonest thing to do,' Frist wrote. 'I was going a little crazy.'"
So now the US senate is going to be led by the cat world's answer to Dr Mengele! A man who can do that is capable of any infamy. Can't you just picture this oily Tennessean cooing and clucking over the tabbies and tortoiseshells at the shelter, solemnly wagging his head as the shelter staff counselled him on proper cat procedures, then dragging the poor creatures into his lab and torturing them to death. I call on the Humane Society to demand that Frist publicly apologize for this appalling, indeed ineradicable stain on his character, and pay substantial reparations out of the vast fortune that has accrued from the Hospital Corporation of America, founded by his father and brother.
As noted by Andrew Cockburn on this site, while serving as an ardent toady of business, especially the health care and pharmaceutical cartels, Frist projected a "caring" image, accepted without demur by all except his former interns at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Tennessee, where he amassed big bucks as a heart/lung transplant surgeon. "He was a complete asshole," recalled one to Andrew recently. "Arrogant and unhelpful."
Frist, Andrew writes, "has subsequently let it be known that as a transplant maestro he 'saw"' indigent patients. 'The equivocation is telling,' says the former intern, himself now a distinguished practitioner. 'As far as we could see the only indigent patients Frist saw were the ones he passed on the street on his way to operate on rich Saudis at the medical center."
If any further particulars are required to convict Frist, we need only say that he has been attracting the toadying attentions of Bono. Bereft of his two prime hosts in Washington, former Senator Helms and former Treasury Sec. O'Neill, the appalling Bono has been calling on Frist and dining with Rupert Murdoch.
From Ernest Cann
So, what's new about the fact that another 'compassionate conservative' really isn't?
Tommy Thompson was the Governor of Wisconsin who was the first, or one of the first to throw peopleoff of welfare and out to 'work', never mind all the kids that were at a higher degree of health risks, and others who needed the help.
He now is guiding our Health and (in)human(e) Services Department.
Or how about that wonderful ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who did balancing the budget antics with similar indiscretion. Even many of his republican cohorts in the state house thought that these were measures equal to the Nazi crimes against humanity that were brought up at Nuremberg, because he knew or should have that his policies could cause death, etc. to countless thousands.
And of course we read here at about Cheney, Perle, et al
Come on people, are we going to organize to throw these bums out or what?
Who will do it if the people of America don't? Pretty soon, this will be a crime to even say!
BTW: Notice how all the media do not mention that Lyndon LaRouche is, and has been, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President.
What else do you need to know?
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