Pious Bill Frist — is he going down?
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Ol Cranky at Disenchanted Forest points out the feds are going after the Good Doctor.
Wow, the feds actually issued a subpoena to HCA related to an investigation of Bill Frist’s order to unload HCA stock holdings. Frist called to unload holdings for himself, his wife and their children on June 13 (the stock peaked 6/22/05 at $58.40/share) just prior to the stock taking a 16% tumble in July. Frist claims the sudden move was an effort to avoid conflict of interest, but he’d been criticized for years for refusing to sell due to that same conflict of interest. I expect his anti-abortion rhetoric will increase substantially now that he’s no longer profitting from abortions performed at his family’s hospitals and his urgent need to get the repubevangelicals to forget his flip-flop on stem-cell research.
For an unbelievably keen in-depth analysis of the Cat Killer’s little dealings, please surf over to Big Brass Blog for The Dark Wraith‘s excellent post, Questions Surround Frist Blind Trust Stock Sale. A graphic from it, showing some interesting timing (click to enlarge)…