White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who is deeply involved with congressional Democrats in trying to merge the various committee proposals, also appeared to set aside the public option.--NYT (Associate Press)
''It's not the defining piece of health care. It's whether we achieve both cost control, coverage, as well as the choice,'' Emanuel said.
Rahm, baby, it IS the defining piece of health care REFORM, and I think YOU are a big reason the overwhelming desire of the public for it is not swaying the Senate the way it should.
Have I mentioned how very sorry and disappointed I am that Obama picked you for his adviser?