According to the endless EMILY’s list ad’s I saw on television, Niki Tsongas was going to save Children’s Healthcare. Well today was vote day. Niki voted and we are no closer to a SCHIP compromise.
As Jim Ogonowski said during his campaign, the congress should have been working on compromise SCHIP legislation from the beginning. Nancy Pelosi et al knew the President would veto this legislation. They dragged out the override vote. Why, to get Niki Tsongas elected. That is the only reason that makes sense, and even with Ms. Tsongas it did not get overriden.
Will Niki show leadership in helping to craft compromise legislation. Or will she do what Nancy Pelosi tells her to? The 5th District is waiting.