Fox News is running a story about complaints that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is too weak to of a leader.
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have failed to play "hardball" with Democrats over the filibuster of President Bush's judicial nominations and other issues, say critics, some of whom suggest Majority Leader Bill Frist (search) doesn't have what it takes to get the job done.
“I think Bill Frist is too weak — it may be that he is a little green as a leader — he’s not a street fighter, and that’s what the Republicans need in regards to the Democratic filibuster, a street fighter,” said Phil Kent, author and former president of the Southeastern Legal Foundation (search).
“Whatever was done or not done is because the leadership decided not to do it,” said former Georgia Republican Rep. Bob Barr, on the loss of U.S. Circuit Court nominee Miguel Estrada (search), who withdrew Sept. 4 after several months of Democratic filibuster.
I"m definitely not happy about the Republicans' lack of spine, especially in the judicial nomination realm. However, I think it's far too early to blame all the problems on Frist's leadership style.
Besides, he couldn't possibly be worse than Trent Lott.