Al Franken rules my world

(As seen on BoingBoing)

1) I can trace my interest in ANY political current events to Al Franken and Arianna Huffington doing “Strange Bedfellows” on the Daily Show Politically Incorrect during Comedy Central’s 1996 presidential campain coverage. (That was back when Franken was just a comedian and Huffington was a right-winger. Crazy times!)

2) I want to see what Elizabeth Edwards (seen at the top of the clip) had to say. Elizabeth Edwards rocks my universe.

3) Our health care system is super broken. If whatever fix we arrive at has any teeth at all it will have improvements and problems, and the improvements will be bigger than the problems.

It is impossible for me to imagine that any fix could cause death panels, doctor shortages or other works of fiction.

I do see a problem with comparing America’s situation to that of Switzerland, France, Germany, etc., and that is that America is FREAKIN’ HUGE. It’s like the difference between steering a car and steering a cruise liner. Not that it can’t be done — but this seems like a state is better equipped to organize public health care on the scale that a European country does.

Can America do public health care like we do public schools? What would that be like? Do I even know what I’m talking about?

I don’t know. I DON’T know.

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