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September 16, 2009

Horse Feathers

Baucus Inaugural.jpg

There are a number of reasons why this inauguration photo from Max Baucus’ website stood out for me — now that he’s come away from his protracted quest for a bipartisan health care agreement with nothing (but concessions).

I see:

Big State. Miniscule population. Special interests with a leg up.

The farce of leading a charge.

Stomping on the cowboy myth. This guy’s not just a suit, but industry’s suit.

(image: Kelli Morse via

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