President Obama is apparently considering Gov. Phil Bredesen as secretary of HHS. The governor however disqualified himself with this quote in the Wall Street Journal:
“Anybody who’s got some real scars and experience is going to have their detractors,” the governor said Monday in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “People at the White House are smart enough to be able to assess that.” And he took a swipe at his opponents, saying that “advocacy groups don’t matter nearly as much as the pharmaceutical groups, the hospitals, the doctors’ groups. There’s a lot of very powerful interest groups that will play in this thing.” (Medicynical emphasis)
Somehow I can’t imagine a useful HHS secretary who puts pharmaceutical interests above patient advocacy groups. That’s not CHANGE!!!
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