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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stop that buck

Posted By on Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 6:20 AM

BELIEVE IT? Bob Johnson channels HST?

Sen. Bob Johnson, cranking up to run for U.S. Senate against Blanche Lincoln, says he's a Harry Truman Democrat.  So. Truman was a pork-barreling, machine-style politician who believed in making it harder for victims of medical malpractice to sue over their losses and who evinced little concern about safety of public drinking water supplies?

PS -- Truman famously tried a half century ago, but failed, to get Congress to enact a national health insurance program "to assure the right to adequate medical care and protection from the economic fears of sickness." If Johnson gets all Trumanesque on this issue, he might be due some reconsideration. No intake of breath here just yet.

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