John McCain was, of course, for deregulation before he was against it and is on the record all over the place to that effect. Not that it matters to him as he continues to plow along in his fact-free, you-people-will-believe-anything campaign of honor.
Well, the internets are abuzz today with this killer paragraph from a piece the candidate “wrote” for the September/October issue of the magazine of the American Academy of Actuaries:
Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.
Yep, the Straight Talker wants to run health care like we’ve been running banking.
Now we can expect the Obama Campaign to be all over this, but someone who calls him/herself Anonymous Liberal has another thought. While Sarah Palin certainly isn’t “one of us,” maybe the man she calls “my running mate” actually is:
[I]f we bring the same approach to health care that we brought to the banking industry, maybe in eight years or so, our health care system will completely collapse and the government will have to step in and take over. Voila! A national health care system. Brilliant.
Johnny Mac, agent of change and secret advocate of national health care!
I suppose pointing all this out is both Un-American and Anti-Feminist and suggesting that it is yet another sign of the sad, hollow thing that is the McCain Campaign would be even worse, so I won’t.
But I’m thinking it.