Teddy Would Have Wanted This


I'm no Emily Post, but doesn't good taste dictate that ObamaCare advocates wait at least one business day before using Ted Kennedy's death to agitate for health care reform? The Wall Street Journal has a roundup of reactionsThe Hill collates statements from House members.

The insomniacs at Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) office tapped out an email within an hour of the public announcement: 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office sent an email to reporters at around 2:30 a.m. today, just hours after his death, calling for the passage of health care overhaul. "Ted Kennedy's dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration," the statement read.

Andy Stern, the "colossal scam artist" that leads the SEIU, issued a similar call:

Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, also issued a statement this morning calling for the passage of health care overhaul. "Let us continue his cause," Stern said. "Let us take action this year to pass health care reform. And let us continue to build Kennedy's vision of America."