Watch this video, and then try to tell me that the Repugs are serious about "bipartisan health care reform":
80% of the American people support a public option, yet these fatcats--every one of whom is currently receiving government-run health care--is against a public option. The final bill will have a public option, or there will be no bill--and thank the spirits that Nancy Pelosi, Keith Ellison, and others will see to that. The Repugs don't care about reform, they want to kill the idea of health care reform, just like they did in 1994. They want to see Pres. Obama fail, and the Democrats lose their majority. They don't care about reform, about the will of the electorate, about choosing the morally or fiscally responsible thing to do; they don't care about life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, or the general welfare of the people. They don't care about anything except power.
A pox on all their houses.
And hey, Pawlenty: if you want to run for president so badly, give up your day job. You suck at it, anyway.