"Some Republicans heaped scorn on Frist, faulting him for fostering runaway federal spending.
"Late Friday night, House Appropriations Chairman Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., said icily in a speech on the House floor that Congress' failure to pass nine of 11 appropriations bills 'should be placed squarely at the feet of the departing [Senate] majority leader.'"
Read the rest of Margaret Talev's take on Bill's not-so-excellent departure from Congress.
In political circles, much talk has been has been devoted to the perplexing question of when the other major candidate named Ford would repudiate the increasingly bizarre bully-boy tactics of the Jake Ford congressional campaign. Well, finally, he has. Whoops....This denunciation comes from the former major candidate named Joe as in Joe Ford Jr., who finished third this year in the 9th District congressional primary won by Democratic Party nominee Steve Cohen and then promptly endorsed Cohen.