Sir Donald Berwick (D) to run for Governor of Massachusetts. …That’s *Massachusetts*.

You know.  That place with the hill?

Best known, of course, for his advocacy of (and eventual fall over) health care rationing, Sir Donald Berwick has modestly decided to run for Governor of Massachusetts:

“As a doctor, an educator, an innovator and someone who has dedicated his professional career to making things work better and to helping people – I am ready to lead,” the Newton Democrat said in a statement announcing his candidacy.

In other news, NSTAR announced likely lower rates for its Boston customers, thanks to new energy production estimates that take into account increased output from its new Granary Burying Ground facility.  Turns out that the kinetic energy that can be currently derived from Samuel Adams, John Hancock, James Otis, Robert Paine, and Paul Revere spinning in their graves is enough to power several turbines.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*No, he really was knighted.


PPS: I have been asked to note that “a statewide election featuring an architect of some of the most unpopular features of Obamacare ought to be a big honking signal in the sky for Scott Brown to enter this race.” …True, that: he should.

Time discovers a certain comedic talent in its health care coverage.

Most of the rest of this Time article on the looming Democratic problems with passing its health care rationing bill is kind of bland, but this: this is pure genius.

Barack Obama will no longer be able to stand on the sidelines and will have to declare his own position on many of the issues that have divided his party.

After all, his position is already well-known: the President will have turned out to have agreed all along with whatever bill makes it out of Congress for him to sign. As for showing leadership – what do you think this is, the Olympics?

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

It is not a good idea to insult old people. Seriously.

You’d think that I wouldn’t have to write that.

This is a pretty good article by Greg Gutfield on old people and the health care rationing meltdown (via Instapundit), but it’s the picture that I want to highlight.


As Greg notes, these are the people that have been the backbone of the protests against health care rationing – and I’ll note that it is not a good idea for the Democrats to keep calling them racist, un-American, fascist extremist dupes and fakers.

Because they vote.  A lot.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

The health care rationing chart that Democrats don’t want you to see.

First off, here it is.


I know that it’s a over-complicated visual mess – but then, so is the health care rationing plan that it represents. Which is why the Democrats don’t want people to get too good a look at it:

Democrats are preventing Republican House Members from sending their constituents a mailing that is critical of the majority’s health care reform plan, blocking the mailing by alleging that it is inaccurate.

House Republicans are crying foul and claiming that the Democrats are using their majority to prevent GOP Members from communicating with their constituents.

The dispute centers on a chart created by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Republican staff of the Joint Economic Committee to illustrate the organization of the Democratic health care plan.

At first glance, Brady’s chart resembles a board game: a colorful collection of shapes and images with a web of lines connecting them.

But a closer look at the image reveals a complicated menagerie of government offices and programs that Republicans say will be created if the leading Democratic health care plan becomes law.

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