Friday, May 20, 2011


The headline is from The Onion, okay? But still, it strikes very close to home:

Mitt Romney Haunted By Past Of Trying To Help Uninsured Sick People

Here's how it gets started:

Though Mitt Romney is considered to be a frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, the national spotlight has forced him to repeatedly confront a major skeleton in his political closet: that as governor of Massachusetts he once tried to help poor, uninsured sick people.

Romney, who signed the state's 2006 health care reform act, has said he "deeply regrets" giving people in poor physical and mental health the opportunity to seek medical attention, admitting that helping very sick people get better remains a dark cloud hovering over his political career, and his biggest obstacle to becoming president of the United States of America.

Now, lest anybody get all in a dither about this, it's satire, folks.

And it's making a powerful point all the same.

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