Better late than never, President Bush has provoked what could be a serious debate on the future of health care by threatening to veto an extension of one of the most popular and successful government programs in that field.
Killing "good programs" -- it really is what "good debate" is all about.
Hey, it makes as much sense as the killer being in the back of the court room and admitting to everything under Matlock's folksy, yet cunning ways.
As with Iraq, Bush is prepared to use stubbornness and a veto pen to combat public opinion. The Democrats have the easy side of the argument, promising to insure more kids from low-income families that are too well off for Medicaid but not wealthy enough to afford private insurance.
Yeah, they have the facts and the policy merits on their side -- just like Iraq. Which is why Broder constantly brow-beats them over their extreme partisanship.
God forbid, being correct equals being partisan.
It would also be nice if Broder explained the extra-cost of covering these kids over several years would be the equivalent of 3 months of Iraq expenses (expenses that are off budget). Naturally, this would be too partisan.
I'm going to need an iron-plate in my head from all this head-banging.