10/24/2005: Here in Tennessee....
it appears that rich politicians don't have to put their assets in a blind trust; instead, they can have one that requires weak corrective lenses. From the WaPo: Letters Show Frist Notified Of Stocks in 'Blind' Trusts
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) was given considerable information about his stake in his family's hospital company, according to records that are at odds with his past statements that he did not know what was in his stock holdings.
Managers of the trusts that Frist once described as "totally blind," regularly informed him when they added new shares of HCA Inc. or other assets to his holdings, according to the documents.
Len on 10.24.05 @ 06:39 AM CST