Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A Page 18 Story

Former Tennessee Senator Bill Frist has been exonerated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York. Neither are filing charges against him for his sale of HCA, Inc. stock. Accusations against Frist were front page news. His exoneration? It doesn't even make the back page of the New York Times.

I have to wonder what is happening with Curt Weldon. Weldon lost his congressional race in Pennsylvania largely due to lobbying scandals involving family members. I haven't heard much about him since, except that he has paid out over $100k in legal fees on his defense. My parents were in his district and we were hesitant to vote against Weldon. He had an excellent record working for the district and we were all pretty sure the charges against him would disappear once they were no longer politically expedient.

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