>Things I Wish Nevada Politicians Wouldn’t Say:
#1. “You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor, they would say I’ll paint your house,” she said. “I mean, that’s the old days of what people would do to get health care with your doctors. Doctors are very sympathetic people. I’m not backing down from that system.” Candidate Sue Lowden [Las Vegas Sun] The Sun links to the Jay Leno riff on Mrs. Lowden’s proposal. However nostalgic one might be for remote days in remote rural areas, most physicians these days prefer to be paid in legal tender. It makes paying their office staff so much easier.
#2. “I am pleased to see that our fund has reached its goal less than two weeks after its establishment,” Gibbons said in a statement. “We are proceeding with our legal work and plan to file appropriate documents with the court by mid-May.” Uh-huh, and the Governor of the State of Nevada is going to file a major Federal court challenge to the recently enacted health care reform law with the $3,825 his “Defense Fund” has raised. [LV Sun] He has A lawyer working pro bono. Somehow that just doesn’t quite feel like enough. There’s probably a joke in here somewhere too.