10 December 2009 Public Option Dies; Wonks Lunch
Pelosi Backs Off Public Option while the wonks are at lunch. While I shouldn’t be as demanding of media folk as I often am, wonks — and especially Ezra Klein & Ygelsias (see blogroll) — have explained a galaxy of public policy to me this year through their blogs.
If this ritual political killing of the public option can be explained as anything other than outright whoremongering at the public’s expense, I put my faith in the wonks to present the evidence. Otherwise my hitherto staunch support of Barack Obama ends today.