Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Pretty (in pink) Damning

I came across this piece by Cal Thomas via a link on Betsy's Page. The column deals with papers from Hillary's health care task force secured by Judicial Watch only after a law suit.

Of particular interest is a document by somebody with the initials "P.S." titled, “A Critique of Our Plan". The document contains an admission that critics of the plan were right and that the plan might not even be workable and that there was no precedent for such a government takeover of such a large segment of the economy during peace time.

Now you may be asking yourself why the news media hasn't been all over this. Well, there is a memorandum by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) that might contain a few hints. After criticizing the task force as being, "“secret cabal of Washington policy ‘wonks’” that has engaged in “choking off information” from the public regarding health care reform." the memo goes on to suggest that Hillary use “use classic opposition research" to “expose lifestyles, tactics and motives of lobbyists” (read: or any other critic for that matter). The Junior Senator from West virginia goes on to advise that news organizations were "...anxious and willing to receive guidance [from the Clinton Administration] on how to time and shape their [news] coverage."

Now you know why the MSM is not all over this.

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