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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Hoyer vs Pelosi- Right Hand, Meet Left

Do these people, the number one and number two top leadership of the House of Representatives even talk to each other? It doesn't seem like it since they keep sending out mixed messages.

Hoyer, as reported by The Hill:

"In the final analysis, we have to see what will pass. ... I think the public option is a very good choice for consumers to have. On the other hand, I've said I hope we can move a bill forward."

Pelosi, as reported by The Hill:

“While Obama administration officials have made various and sometimes contradictory remarks about the public option, Pelosi has been consistent.

A bill without a strong public option will not pass the House,” Pelosi said in statement last Thursday. “Eliminating the public option would be a major victory for the insurance companies who have rationed care, increased premiums and denied coverage.”

“The Speaker’s press release pointedly put pressure on the president by quoting him saying “a public option will keep insurance companies honest.” The release also used the word “change” — a theme of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign — to drive home Pelosi’s point: “Any real change requires the inclusion of a strong public option.”

Right hand, meet left, perhaps you both should sit down and talk for a change. Get your stories straight.