Friday, December 11, 2009

Representing those who pay her to do so

Kevin Drum catches one of those moments when the fundamentally corrupt nature of our "elected representatives" is illuminated in a flash:
From Olympia Snowe, on the idea of allowing 55-64 year-olds to buy into Medicare:

I can’t see it. I am talking to a lot of my providers this afternoon and I know they are mighty unhappy.

Maybe she should try talking to some of her constituents instead?
(Yes, some of her constituents are providers. But still. The unconscious emphasis is clear.)

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