Monday, June 20, 2005

Good people beget good people

A little late coming to this, but Sunday’s David Brooks column says, basically: Bill Frist is a good guy who has sold out his principles, whatever they are, to interest group politics. Come back, Good Bill, we need you now more than ever!

But even if you believe Brooks’s take on Frist’s character – that his ambition is tempered by decency – he comes off as someone who doesn’t really know what he wants to do in politics other than be powerful, even if it means throwing the decency overboard. He also seems to listen to other people telling him how to go about this without offering much input of his own. Not promising in a would-be president.