Friday, February 01, 2008
you're throwing blood in my eyes:
To borrow a line from a master, Len Nichols is shrill:
"I am personally outraged at the picture used in this mailing," said Len Nichols of the New America Foundation, a leading supporter of mandatory insurance, who called it a "Harry and Louise evocation."

"It is as outrageous as having Nazis march through Skokie, Ill.," Nichols said. "I just find it disgusting that this kind of imagery is being used to attack the only way to get to universal coverage."

Daaaaaaaaamn! Hours later, Nichols and New America sent out a press release apologizing for the Nazi reference. But seriously, I had no idea health-care wonkery was this cutthroat. You guys might consider switching to the relatively serene world of Iraq analysis.
--Spencer Ackerman