Filed by Michael Davis
Prominent political analyst Charlie Cook apparently is no fan of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.
In a Monday story in The New York Times (free registration required), Mr. Cook, of the independent, nonpartisan Cook Political Report, skewered the Nashville surgeon and potential 2008 presidential candidate.
"The most classic case of the Peter Principle I've ever seen in American politics," Mr. Cook told the newspaper. "In a business where eloquence and rhetoric is important, he is a man of no talent whatsoever."
The Peter Principle is a theory that in a hierarchy employees tend to rise to the level of their incompetence, according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Asked to respond to Mr. Cooks quote, Frist spokesman Matt Lehigh said, Senator Frist is focused on advancing a Republican agenda that will make our nation healthier, stronger and more secure. As his long record of accomplishment demonstrates, he is a true citizen legislator who believes in delivering results.
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