Sunday, September 16, 2007

i've got nothing...



"I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you
just go to an emergency room." -- George W. Bush, July 10, 2007

when i read this quote (which was yesterday because he happened to say this when i was in the midst of my picu nightfloat month and was flirting intimately with the boundaries of human exhaustion) i was completely dumbfounded. i mean, seriously? where do you even start with such an ignorant statement?

and where is the outrage that he could say, let alone think, something so ridiculous? i googled the quote to see where all the buzz was...nowhere. there were a few articles and blog posts about it, but really not much.

all i can say is that hillary can only do better, because there's nowhere to go but up from there. to her great credit, at least she understands the magnitude of the health care problem in this country and has understood it for years. don't we deserve a president who can grasp the rudimentary issues, if not the subtlety, of a problem this important?

there was an article in the ny times today about the release of hillary's new and improved health care plan tomorrow.

i await with bated breath.

5 comments:

daedalus2u said...

When I heard the Bush quote, I thought that the people who operate billing departments at ERs should do, is to send the bills to the White House. To interpret his statement as a "prior authorization" which makes him responsible for payment (at least morally). The problem is that this administration is so vindictive, that the first person who says the emperor has no clothes is likely to get shot, and an ER that tried that would be destroyed.

Scott said...

Dear Mr. President,

You are so right on! Because ERs get their funding from . . . MAGIC!

Scott


P.S. Please send our military back home. They don't belong over there.

Oh, and Girl, M.D.--oh PLEASE don't back Hillary! The universe isn't ready for the hell that having another Clinton in power would be!

daedalus2u said...

Actually, magic is what Bush wishes for to fund healthcare.

Mr. Bush told the woman: "I'm sorry. I wish I could wave a wand."

http://www.commondreams.org/views/041300-101.htm

L.B. said...

I still can't believe he said that.

Scott said...
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