Is the Public Option Cooked?September 29, 2009
I guess I’m of two minds on the events of today. On one hand, I’m somewhat stunned that the blue dogs pulled as many shenanigans as they did. So I’m pessimistic about opportunities for the future. This seems to be the line running through the press room at the Washington Post. On the other hand, I find this line of reasoning hopeful, and experience leaves me somewhat cynical about the press. There are still possibilities for reviving the public option, and I feel fairly optimistic that something strong will make its way through. Sure, it probably won’t come through the Senate finance committee, but they were always the long shot.