Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist took himself out of the running Wednesday for the nation's top political prize, announcing that he won't seek the Republican nomination for president in 2008.
"In the Bible, God tells us for everything there is a season, and for me, for now, this season of being an elected official has come to a close. I do not intend to run for president in 2008," Frist said in a written statement.
[..]Frist said that after 12 years in the Senate, he and his wife, Karyn, were prepared to take a "sabbatical from public life."
"At this point a return to private life will allow me to return to my professional roots as a healer and to refocus my creative energies on innovative solutions to seemingly insurmountable challenges Americans face," Frist said. Read on...
There are some very disappointed comedians and scared transplant patients at this news.