You Can’t Make This Up

Which is wackier — fiction or fact? As for the former, the indomitable and hysterical Iowahawk channels Arlen Specter and Kathleen Sebelius reacting to their bruising experience at a town hall:

Enough is enough. It’s time for us to get out our pitchforks and tell the Outside-the-Beltway gang that we’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it any more. We are the little guy, the junior senator from some godforsaken Nebraskansaw, just looking to make that subcommittee with the big contributor action. That fresh young regulatory agency head who only wants to test that bank nationalization idea from her Harvard term paper. We are the people who get up every day, work hard, and play inside the rules. Most of the time. And if one of us accidentally plays outside one of those rules, then, by golly, the rest of us will make sure to modify that rule so he’s still playing inside the rules. And we’re tired of getting pushed around the town hall by the likes of you, Big Voter.

OK, that’s a lot of fun (read the rest), but it is not so wild as what is actually going on as we head into the August recess. First, the White House has declared war on the voters — accusing the insurance industry of “manufacturing” anger. So naturally, they call for informants. The customer is never wrong, but in this case the voters plainly are, according to the White House brain trust, so it’s time to call them out on it.

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