Heard on the Hill

Bill Frist's Plane Trip Was in the Toilet

(CQ Roll Call archives)

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist did not feel he got the first-class treatment he deserved from United Airlines after a parade of passengers noisily purged their systems in his immediate earshot.


The Tennessee Republican was bummed right off the bat.


Things only got messier after that.


He initially tried to chalk it up to sound capitalism.


But he eventually fell back on doctor habits and dispensed some medial advice:


His final diagnosis: all is not well in the purportedly friendly skies.  Meanwhile, at least one heckler thought the dose of reality might do the physician some good.