Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Howard's In?

With Tom Daschle officially humiliated into withdrawing his nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services, I hope the following sentence is overheard in the Oval Office...

"Somebody get me Howard Dean on the phone."

3 comments:

steves said...

That would seem like a good choice. Dean certainly has the smarts for the job, but does he have too much baggage?

Mr Furious said...

I like Dean to be a public advocate for serious health care reform—and in that role, call people out. But, I think he's too abrasive to shepherd anything through Congress personally. He's an outsider, and has probably made enemies. Somebody like Daschle is better-suited for that task.

Rickey Henderson said...

Yeah, Obama owes Dean big time and Rickey was shocked to see there hasn't been a place reserved for him in the cabinet. Enough with the Clintonian neoliberals already...