>> Tuesday, October 27, 2009
That pretty much sums up Milbank. And the story, as always, is that it's awful when dirty hippies occasionally have enough influence to shift policy in a very modestly progressive direction, when influence should be left to more grown-up factions. Now, the insurance companies that buy off Mary Landrieu, there are some interest groups you can set your watch to!
Meanwhile, Olympia Snowe seems to be auditioning for the return of Mouthpiece Theater With Poochie and Rupert Pupkin:
[Rimshot] Try the veal!
"I still believe that a fallback, safety net plan, to be triggered and available immediately in states where insurance companies fail to offer plans that meet the standards of affordability, could have been the road toward achieving a broader bipartisan consensus in the Senate,” she said.
At least Harry Reid finally seems to be in on the joke, even if Dana Milbank isn't...