by Tom aka Rusty Rustbelt
Battle of the (Senate) Titans
Senators Kennedy (Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee) and Senator Dodd (Kennedy’s wingman while he fights cancer) are seemingly lined up as opposition forces to Senator Baucus (Chairman, Senate Finance Committee ) on some aspects of health care reform legislation. Various theories are evolving:
1) this is a real dispute
2) this is a clever ruse to allow a compromise that gives political cover to all types of Democrats
3) this is just some foreplay designed to allow Kennedy to be a hero one more time, while providing some serious cred to Baucus, a rising Senate power
4) some combination of #1 – #3
Any thoughts from my Democrat friends?
Kennedy and Dodd’s latest here.