April 8, 2010
NANCY PELOSI: Don’t worry your pretty little heads about Health Care Reform. “It’s like the back of the refrigerator. You see all these wires and the rest. All you need to know is, you open the door. The light goes on.”
UPDATE: Bryan Preston suggests a different analogy:
Sticking with the refrigerator analogy, here’s something that I think gets us a lot closer to reality than anything Pelosi is likely to say. You’re lured to buy a refrigerator, only to find out that once you add up all the hidden costs the price is probably 30 times what was advertised, and the thing ends up taking over your entire house and bankrupting you and your whole neighborhood. You call somebody to come fix it, and the IRS shows up.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Ted Gavrilescu emails: “Pelosi’s quote instantly reminded me of the (in)famous fridge incident concerning Rep. Wiliam Jefferson (D). With this in mind, her analogy hits the mark: open the fridge door and you find a whole lot of dirty bribe money.”