Secretary of State Clinton stays quiet on health care

Thursday, March 05, 2009

There’s huge debate over health care reform in this country and it may come as a surprise that one person in particular is not taking part in it: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As our next guest writes in the New York Times today, Hillary Clinton seems eager to distance herself from her failed attempt at health care reform. We’re joined by the New York Times' White House Correspondent Sheryl Gay Stolberg for her take on the situation.

For more, read Sheryl Gay Stolberg's article, Obama Taps Clinton Ideas but Not Clinton Herself, in today's New York Times.

Guests:

Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

Jesse Baker

Comments [1]

Hugh Appet

I found this commentary extremely annoying. Since when has a Sec of State participated in health care discussions? Would Ms Stolberg expect Hillary to weigh in on whether New York is receiving enough stimulus money because she has been "associated" with New York until recently?

Ms Stolberg also misrepresents what happened 15 YEARS AGO. Some people remember that there was a coordinated and well funded effort to torpedo the Clinton administrations health care initiative back then. The idea that Americans were "left worried that they would be forced to switch doctors" all by themselves is ludicrous.

Ms Stolberg does not seem to remember that William Kristol thought of health care in purely political terms that would benefit Republicans if they killed it.

Stop having having people on who are not real reporters but only play them on the radio and in the papers.

Mar. 05 2009 04:28 PM

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