Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's Fine for Me Because... Well, Because

If you campaign and win primarily on your opposition to government-run healthcare, perhaps you shouldn't do this at your Congressional orientation:

According to Glenn Thrush of Politico, Harris created a stir at the orientation meeting by demanding to know why he had to wait a month after he was sworn in in January for his government-subsidized health care to kick in. After responding in a huff, he even asked if there was some way he could buy into the government care in advance, seemingly thinking there might be a government program similar to the so-called 'public option' championed by progressive Democrats in 2009.

According to an unnamed congressional staffer quoted by Thrush, Harris stood up at the meeting "and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care."
Fortunately, for Representative Harris, politicians can get away with crap like this almost every time.

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