Firedog Lake’s Jane Hamsher to drug-company lobbyist Lanny Davis on today’s (12.17) Ed Show: “Which drug companies and health corporations are you speaking for when you tout this [de-balled health care] bill? Who’s paying you to be here?” I couldn’t put this up until I got home late tonight, but it’s quite beautiful.
And good on Howard Dean for calling a spade a spade — i.e., the de-balled health care bill will “put this country on a trajectory which is a disaster. This is an insurance company’s dream, this bill. This is the Washington scramble, and I think it’s ill-advised…a bigger bailout for the insurance industry than [AIG]…a very small number of people are going to get any insurance at all, until 2014, if the bill works.”
And finally a respectful salute to Sen Al Franken for objecting today to Sen. Joe Lieberman‘s request to speak an extra gaseous minute.
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