"Bill Frist approved (as chair of the GOP fundraising committee) an ad accusing Democratic Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu of succumbing to Washington values because she lives in a million-dollar mansion (actually a row house next to a dry cleaner and across from a bus stop). Democrats were particularly rankled, since Frist divides his time between two mansions, one in Nashville and one a stone's throw from Vernon Jordan and Hillary Clinton near Embassy Row, with grounds large enough to land his twin-engine Conquest plane on..."
[Frist's response? "I played hardball and I knew there might be some hard feelings, but those are the rules of the game." (This was also his response to complaints about his ads juxstaposing Senator Jim Sasser with crack-smoking Washington mayor Marrion Barry.)]
[Frist, whose family founded HCA, America's largest private hospital system (which once paid a $631 million fine for medicare fraud), told his high school sweetheart that he was leaving her for another woman -- hours before they were supposed to be married.]