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    I follow correctly Baucus is a hero?

    That's hard to believe.

    •  Hero? More likely just pissed (0+ / 0-)

      that they tried to by-pass his Committee.

      Baucus showed what he was about when he just spat in Kennedy and Dingell's face by rejecting the HCR bills they had crafted and had passed out of four of five Committees with jurisdiction and started over with a rump group that originally had 4 R's to 3 D's and shut out all progressives and liberals including the Chairman of his own Sub-Committee on Health Care Rockefeller.

      Baucus is maybe the single person most responsible for us not having a Public Option simply because he had this desire to play king-maker. So no he shouldn't be a hero to any progressive. Which kind of proves my overall point. You don't get far trying to railroad shit over the immense egos of Committee Chairmen.

      At best Baucus gets accidental hero status on this one.

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