What this NYT health care negotiator photo/diagram, and the accompanying story tells us, is that:
1. Slightly more than 6 months into his term, Obama is making clear headway in establishing a more collaborative environment on Capitol Hill. (Certainly, it’s a far cry from this.)
2. The comity of the 3-3 party split in the reportedly tight-knit Senate Finance working group suggests Obama’s goal is not just health care legislation, but a landmark consensus.
But then, with almost all eyes on minority member Grassley and one of the three Dems actually “out of the picture,” what price kumbaya?
(Edited/Revised 11:15 am PST. Removed point #3 for cluelessness.)
(image: Stephen Crowley/NY Times)