Flotsam & Jetsam
If John Stephen had expected that becoming HHS commissioner would help his political career, he should be well past having second thoughts by now.
Have the physicians written up a Do Not Resuscitate order for malpractice reform, to be obeyed if the lawyers keep getting what they want through committee?
Now that Charlie Bass has joined Jeb Bradley in doing the Social Security privatization flip-flop, the question is: Will Democrats actually realize they have an issue here, or will they be too distracted by presidential politics to notice?
You’d think they would have ironed out the details in planning the E-ZPass system before acquiring and implementing it. You’d THINK that - but you’d be wrong.
The cost of those closed-door, Right-to-Know-violating meetings sure are getting expensive nowadays, isn’t it?
They said it... “I have learned that you close up your notebook and you say to the chair, ‘I have to leave now,’ and you go cry in your car. Then you go home and have a shot.” - Rep. Nancy Johnson, D-Milton, after she was on the losing side of a vote on legislation related to the proposed motorsports track in Tamworth. “If anyone’s tired of the hoopla, it’s probably the Democrats.” - Saint Anselm College political science professor Dante Scala on the already-brewing 2008 presidential primary race. Exhausted voters apparently aren’t on his radar screen. “When casino-boosters tell you there is no crime problem, just say ‘Gambino mob family gambling ring at the Lakes Region track,’“ - Jim Rubens, head of the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling, in an e-mail to members. “I really love being governor. If you like people, it’s a great job. If you don’t like people, you should never have run for it in the first place.” - Gov. John Lynch. “I always sit near the money.” - Safety Commissioner Dick Flynn on why he sat at the table with Senate Finance Chair Chuck Morse at The Demers Group’s New Hampshire Capital St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast and Roast in Concord. “In hindsight, one can always find missed opportunities.” — Dr. Thomas Andrew, the state’s chief medical examiner, on the scandals involving two of his deputies that have rocked is agency. To which Fats Waller would add, “One never knows, do one?”