From Camille Paglia — lifelong Democrat, Obama voter, and outspoken supporter of health care reform:
I just don’t get it. Why the insane rush to pass a bill, any bill, in three weeks? And why such an abject failure by the Obama administration to present the issues to the public in a rational, detailed, informational way? The U.S. is gigantic; many of our states are bigger than whole European nations. The bureaucracy required to institute and manage a nationalized health system here would be Byzantine beyond belief and would vampirically absorb whatever savings Obama thinks could be made. And the transition period would be a nightmare of red tape and mammoth screw-ups, which we can ill afford with a faltering economy.
Unfortunately, Camille still has that one little blind spot, saying, “I, for one, voted for Obama and continue to support him.”
She’ll come around.