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Roger L. Simon

Healthcare comedy from the White House

August 5th, 2009 - 8:02 pm

Just when you thought the healthcare debate was getting really ugly and hostile, along comes the White House to break the ice on its own official blog with the laugh line of the year, asking Americans “If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.”

Badda-bing, badda-boom… How about the bill itself? It not only seems fishy, with its monstrous length, it seems designed for the sole purpose of wrapping a ton of fish. In fact, if you used all the various versions, you could probably start a national chain of sushi bars.

Meanwhile, the public is apparently not buying this ever-changing phone book that nobody admits to having read. Imagine their temerity. The administration, however, thinks there’s a plot. Indeed, they are right – a plot against our intelligence. And by them. There are a zillion ways to reform healthcare – and some of them might even be for the better – but the administration’s tawdry ginned up near-instantaneous approach, which has no discernible merit other than “reflecting positively” on the President and possibly hastening his reelection – is one of the most absurd pieces of legislation to be put before the public in my lifetime. Thankfully, they realize it.

[Maybe you should send this blog to flag@whitehouse.gov.-ed. You do it.]

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