Friable Thoughts

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Springtime in Asbestosland

I just got back from Florida and forgot that Spring Break is starting. Where I was in the Sunshine State was far from the wild college coeds but I was smack dab in the middle of the "Family Spring Break" where folks with little kids go to DisneyWorld for the wholesome fun. Which also means Congress is on break as well and that gives all the special interests: insurance companies, corporate interests, plaintiff's lawyers and the labor unions, plenty of time to make Arlen Specter's life a living pain in the backside.

I think someone should throw Senator Specter a bone. He probably means well but he's trying to do too much and he doesn't have enough support to do it. If they can settle for taking a big chunk out of the problem instead of solving the whole darn thing, then they might be able to declare victory and go home.

I'm starting to form an idea of what that "chunk" might be and how to do it but will ruminate a bit more before sharing it with you all.


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