Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Credit Where Due

I said I was going to be paying attention to Pat Tiberi's vote on the extension and expansion of SCHIP, the popular governmental health insurance program that seeks to make sure lower income kids have access to health insurance. Mr. Tiberi's primary stated objections had been addressed as the bill was modified in the Senate, but I admit I was dubious that it would make a difference. Local and state media had been mentioning three 'moderate' Ohio Republicans who were considered likely to vote for the compromise bill, and not too surprisingly, Tiberi wasn't one of them.

In the end, however, six Ohio Republicans were among the 45 GOP house members to vote for the bill. Pat Tiberi was one of the six. Bush's opposition will keep the expansion from happening for now, but it was the right vote to make. For this day, as a constituent, I've got one thing to say:


We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tune in next week when we'll be praising a stopped clock for being right twice a day.

Tiberi helped keep some kids healthy long enough to be shipped off and butchered in his Iraqi clusterfuck. Woot! Go him!