The Carlyle Group, a politically connected private equity underwriter (PEU), added to its connections in America's Government-Industrial Monstrosity, Eisenhower's Military-Industrial Complex on steroids. Roll Call reported:
August is a time not only for recess and rowdy town halls but also for a little romance. Harrison Frist, the oldest son of former Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and an associate at the Carlyle Group, proposed to his girlfriend, Ashley Huff, an aide to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), at the top of the Capitol Dome on Aug. 6.
A friend of the couple said they met on President George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign and came to the Capitol for their first date, waiting in line to pass by President Ronald Reagan’s casket in the Rotunda that summer (not the usual first-date venue)
Carlyle grew by leaps and bounds during the Bush years. The PEU's smashing success symbolizes the widening divide between the have's and have not's fostered by Republicans, especially Harrison's father. Carlyle is primed to continue their grand returns, given their blue connections.
After Harrison and Ashley tie the knot, maybe Senator Cornyn will ask Mrs. Frist to research my longstanding unanswered question. Why did the Bush Lessons Learned report omit the hospital with the highest death toll during Hurricane Katrina? There is a Carlyle Group connection.