Buried deep within this morning’s completely-not-shocking “revelations” that President Bush’s handpicked Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) very likely knew what he was doing when he unloaded his soon-to-depreciate healthcare stocks, and may have been involved in some form of so-called insider trading, was this throwaway item:
Questions about his HCA holdings have been a staple of Frist’s public life. The Nashville-based company, the country’s largest chain of for-profit hospitals, was founded in 1968 by Frist’s father, Thomas F. Frist, his brother, Thomas F. Frist Jr., and Jack C. Massey, the former owner of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Mmmm! That’s quite a tasty, fattening little nugget of information for our liberal diets.