Joe Galloway's last column
Galloway already wrote the post mortem on health care "reform" last December, even though all the access bloggers are getting round to it now):
Instead of declaring at the outset that he wouldn't sign a bill that didn’t contain the single-payer option — the only honest player in a crooked poker game, the only real competition that could curb the greed that now sucks 20 cents profit and overhead out of every dollar of health insurance premiums — Obama signaled that everything was negotiable. ...
Absent from the legislation now is anything that even remotely threatens the profits and the big bonuses and the private jets and the gold-and-marble office towers of the health care and insurance and pharmaceutical corporations.
What we needed was principled and determined leadership in the White House and on Capitol Hill. What we got from the people whom we elected and sent to Washington to clean house and shape up a corrupt system was much ado, and then nothing.
What we need to do now is vote all the scoundrels out of office — Republicans and Democrats alike — and send in a new and hopefully more honest, caring and courageous team. Then keep on doing that until we get it right.
NOTE It would be interesting to try applying a simple rule: "Never vote for the incumbent." Stick to that for two or three elections in a row, and the churn might throw up something interesting.