Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays to all...

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday week and a great start to the new year.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Couple of things

"Finally, I'm right about something": A quote from a chat with Washington Post health-care blogger/wonk Ezra Klein:
Brooklyn: Looking back, how much of the backlash right now is attributable to having framed private insurance as the biggest bogeyman? Was there an option? Should Pharma have been brought out in front as well?

Ezra Klein: It's hard to say, but inside the process, people worked hard to keep Pharma on board because they have so much more money than any other interest group. The thinking was that insurers don't really have enough to launch a lethal attack. Pharma does, and did. So I'm skeptical that picking a direct fight with them would have been appealing.
Yet another data point in my "Who's going to take one for the team?" series.

Office of Depressing: I'm not sure there's anything to be said about Tiger that isn't stupid, obvious or both, except, dude, we'll always have the 16th hole at Augusta.