Filibuster deal a blow to Frist's presidential ambition Standing as Leader is hurt as fellow repugs cut him off at the knees.
"I was watching [Senate Majority Leader/douchebag Bill] Frist on the Senate floor, and he looked like he had been hit by a train," said Larry Sabato, some rightwing professor of government. "Presidential nominees are people who appear to be leaders; they are people who know how to adjust the mirrors and blow the blue smoke. Bill Frist looked utterly powerless."
Bonus: Christian conservatives were infuriated by the deal.