Gerry Canavan

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OpenLeft, bless its idealistic heart, is reading an awful lot into a throwaway statement from Kathleen Sebelius on The Rachel Maddow Show:

MADDOW: “The private insurance company writ large hasn’t done a great job. That’s why we want a public option to compete with them. These 18 Democratic senators want to bring that back into the fold. If that happened, would the administration fight for it?”

SEBELIUS: “Well, I think if it’s…Certainly. If it’s part of the decision of the Senate leadership to move forward, absolutely.”

I don’t know that she was really endorsing the idea, much less throwing any weight behind it; her statement could just as easily be taken as a disavowal. Still, if the public option does come back at the 11th hour, the antagonistic stance of OpenLeft and similar places in the progressive blogosphere towards Congressional Dems and even the Obama White House will have had a lot to do with it. Tonight they get no complaints from me.

Written by gerrycanavan

February 19, 2010 at 12:17 am

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  1. […] discussed last night, there’s absolutely no reason his version shouldn’t include a public option, though […]

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