Senator Frist Says "See Ya." 

"It was not the triumphant finale Mr. Frist, a former heart-and-lung surgeon, envisioned, having counted on his pedigree of medical and public policy expertise to provide the foundation for a presidential bid in 2008. Like others before him, Mr. Frist discovered that leading the Senate — and the accommodations requisite in the job — proved to be a political impediment. In Mr. Frist's case, his methodical physician's demeanor was not always suited to the black art of Senate wheeling and dealing."

Read the rest of The New York Times' take on Senator Bill Frist's sad departure from the halls of power.

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