Instead of taking [wife] Karyn to the theater, Frist brought her to the operating room. "To see the human body alive -- without a heart in it." .... In medical school, Frist cut out a dog's heart and held it in his palm. It continued to beat for a slippery minute. .... Frist spent so much time in the hospital in Tennessee that when he came home to his wife and three sons he felt like an intruder. .... Though devoted to matters of the heart, Frist acknowledges that he is aloof, something he traces back to the day he refused to attend kindergarten. He calls it "the Great Wall," an emotional barrier that has kept him from having close friends. .... "Isn't this exciting?" And Frist slipped an IV needle into Kuja's vein. His gloves turned red with gorilla blood. .... Frist smiled and spoke unremarkably from the lectern, reeking of silverback testosterone.Since Sen. Frist is so skilled at providing medical diagnoses by way of video, I feel perfectly comfortable offering some psychoanalysis by way of puff piece. Let's see ... uncomfortable around other people, ... fascinated by blood, ... arrogant in his own abilities, ... willing to destroy animals to satisfy his own curiosity. Hmmm, that sounds familiar.
If you think the WaPo piece was some kind of abberation, check out the Good Doctor's own thoughts in the book he wrote about his esteemed family, Good People Beget Good People. The cat killing described in the book pairs well with the dog killing of the WaPo piece.