let the demonizing begin
It didn't take long for the left to come out and try to discredit Bill Frist's news-making rescue of victims at an accident site. As Glenn pointed out, it will be hard to demonize Frist, but boy will they try.
Democratic Undeground, of course, is the first in line to get on the negative side of this story:
years ago he supposedly rescued a Capitol cop who had been shot...??? WTF? This guy is really Superman. He miraculously appears whenever someone is injured....gimme a fuckin' break..
Do you think he has a police scanner?
That said, I think we are going to look foolish trying to demonize this guy. The cat thing just doesn't compare to his other work. All we're going to do is give him free PR.
Of course, someone had to bring up the fact that the victims of the accident were in an SUV:
Will this make it more difficult for him to resist pressure to limit SUVs?
He has to know how dangerous they are in the wrong hands (teen age), at least that is how it works in my relatively snowless neighborhood.
And then bring up the cat-killing again:
The Humane Society raised Frist's shamefaced confession in a 1989 book to adopting cats as a medical student, and then experimenting on them. "We hope that the drive behind that pattern of behavior has been fully purged," said Wayne Pacelle, the Humane Society's senior vice president.
I may not agree with all of Frist's politics - he is too far to the right for me - but trying to demonize the guy after he saved lives is dirty politics. Give me a break, Democrats.
To their credit, some of the DU members did post positive messages about Frist's actions, but to those who didn't - stop saying it's the right that politicizes everything. You are the ones turning a life-saving effort by a doctor into a conspiracy theory.