Saturday, July 17, 2010

Finally, someone has praise for George Steinbrenner

And that would be, according to Gail Collins, Sen. Jim Bunning.

The Kentucky Republican praised the Yankee owner in the Senate Finance Committee for being “smart enough to die in 2010,” when the estate tax is temporarily suspended.

[Added] I hope she's kidding about this, regarding teabagger poster boy Mario (Marco, actually) Rubio:

Most Republicans are not joining Boehner in his call to repeal the financial reform bill because they are too busy calling for the repeal of health care reform. “The bill should be scrapped and replaced with much better ideas,” said Mario Rubio, the Republican Senate candidate in Florida.

Rubio’s own idea is to eliminate the requirement that healthy people have insurance, but keep the part that says insurance companies have to cover people with pre-existing conditions. This sounds like the ideal solution — no one would have to buy insurance until they got sick, and then they could make the companies sell them a whole bunch of coverage. I don’t know why nobody thought of this before.

I know candidates say simplistic feel-good shit to get the yahoos fired up, but that is inexcusably dumb, even for a Republican.

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