Friday, September 17, 2010

Bipartisan Embitterment

A former Ted Kennedy aide calls Jimmy Carter "embittered" for saying this in a "60 Minutes" interview that will be broadcast Sunday:

“The fact is that we would have had comprehensive health care now, had it not been for Ted Kennedy’s deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed,” Mr. Carter told Leslie Stahl. “It was his fault. Ted Kennedy killed the bill.”

I'd be happy to take some of the heat off the former president by saying that it was also Kennedy's fault that we didn't have nearly universal health insurance coverage when Richard Nixon proposed it in 1971. Kennedy even admitted it.

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