Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Frist's empty nest
From The Morning Grind

Looking for another reason why Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tennessee) is seriously considering running for president? The two-term senator is already retiring at the end of the year, giving up one of the most powerful political postings in the country. And he revealed to his political supporters in an e-mail Tuesday night that his wife, Karyn, "got a little teary-eyed last night when she started thinking about us being 'empty nesters.'" It seems as though the Frist's youngest son, Bryan, is heading off to college "in a couple of weeks." The couple's oldest son, Harrison, works in New York, while their middle son, Jonathan, is a sophomore in college.

With no curfews to enforce, dinners to cook or laundry to clean, the Frist's appear to have enough time on their hands to travel to exotic locations frequented by recent retirees such as Ames, Iowa; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Columbia, South Carolina.
Posted By Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit: 8/16/2006 09:32:00 AM ET | Permalink
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