Friday, June 3, 2011

Bachmann: 1 Pawlenty: 0 Minnesota: Zzzzzzz...

Hold on to your hats kiddos, because it is so fucking on
On Tuesday, ThinkProgress Health reported on Tim Pawlenty's past flirtation with enacting universal coverage by mandating insurance, expanding Medicaid and reforming the health care system. During a November 11, 2006 health care forum, Pawlenty — fresh off a close election victory for his second term — said his administration has been "studying very diligently the Massachusetts model about how that would apply to Minnesota" and pledged to "move in stages" toward "universal coverage." "Everyone should be in a health plan of some sort…but I think as a goal we should start with covering all kids," he said.
Yesterday, the other potential presidential candidate from Minnesota — Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) — criticized Pawlenty for his 2006 remarks:
"I think it will concern the voters," she told conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham….Bachmann said that it's important to have candidates who have been consistent on issues like healthcare reform, saying she has been consistent in opposing President Obama's healthcare law.
A fine example of the climatic Minnesota bitch-slap. Bachmann isn't a hater; she's just concerned about the voters, you see.  
It's going to be so awesome watching these two concern-troll each other to death over the summer. No one does passive-aggressiveness better then Minnesotans. No one.   

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