Bill Frist isn’t Senate Majority Leader any more, and he says he gets more respect when he goes by “Doctor” than when he goes by “Senator.” But he hasn’t given up on changing the world, and he’s working — with Tom Daschle — on a bipartisan program called One Vote ’08, aimed at helping the people that Paul Collier calls the bottom billion.

Since he’s from Tennessee, we also had to ask him what he thinks about the Fred Thompson campaign, and he sounded pretty positive.

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This podcast is sponsored by Volvo Motors, and the music is by Todd Steed and the Suns of Phere, from their album Heartbreak and Duct Tape.

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UPDATE: Some thoughts here.