Waiting in the Wings

From Holden:

Poor Fristy is in a heap o’ trouble.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Tuesday he is ”cooperating fully” with federal investigators probing his sale of stock in a large health care company founded by his father, but declined to say whether he has been subpoenaed or personally answered questions in the case.

”I acted properly at every point. I am absolutely confident of the outcome itself,” said the Tennessee Republican, whose decision to order the sale of stock from his blind trusts in June is under review by both the Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors.

And the vultures couldn’t be happier.

Mitch McConnell is waiting patiently in the Senate’s wings, but he will soon be standing in the spotlight — a fact not lost on lawmakers, lobbyists and aides.

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“There are definitely people out there who have woken up and realized that Mitch McConnell is going to be the next leader of the U.S. Senate,” one member of McConnell’s inner circle said.