The hopelessly romantic Mark Sanford must have secretly rejoiced when Michael Jackson died, since MJ’s sad demise pushed Sanford off the front pages. Similarly, the healthcare reformists (or not) must be delighted to have the cover of the Sotomayor hearings while they put the final touches on legislation. It certainly helps explains why people stopped complaining that the confirmation hearings were happening too soon.
There is still a public thread on the subject. Sowing doubt. How can we afford universal healthcare if unemployment hits 10%? Honestly, what could be more important than universal healthcare if unemployment is off the charts? The number of uninsured and under-insured will be higher than ever. What are the short and long-term costs to that?
This is all the more reason for us to stay vigilant and agitate for responsive legislation. As for me, I didn’t have a new click&send; today, so I forwarded the National Partnership for Women and Families “take action” info to a few people who may not have seen it, but I believe will act with a bit of a nudge. Please pass it along. LLII
ps. Every good wish to Judge Sotomayor!
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