You can always tell when a politician has an election coming up that they're a little worried about. They start to talk like this :
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., announced Wednesday that she would not support a bill that included a public option because she believed it would be too expensive.
Lincoln told the Elder Law Task Force at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences that a public option would create another entitlement program.
"And we can't afford that right now as a nation," she said.
I guess the only surprise is that it took her this long (and a month of being back home) to come to that conclussion. And I'm sure that the fact that she's up for re-election next year in a state the didn't go blue even with Obama at the top of the ticket has nothing to do with it.
But we'll take what we can get.
Don't get too secure though, keep speaking out. Especially if you live in Arkansas.
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