by Max Brantley
Morning News covers a closed meeting of the Obama administration's health legislation organizing effort, apparently aimed at finding some people to stand up later with personal stories to contribute to the effort. A handful of protesters turned out, too. One offered a solution, something MIA in virtually all pronouncements by Republicans on the topic.
We're letting OFA (Organizing for America) know they don't represent us," said Dawn Harpell of Bella Vista. "We came out here on our own, calling each other and sending e-mails. They came to their meeting because (President) Obama wanted them to. Well, we don't need a call from the big guy."
"Look, we've been riding the wave and been apathetic about health care," Harpell said. "We ought to do something about it. I don't want my kids asking me on my deathbed why we didn't. We ought to do it ourselves, though — take care of each other — rather than asking the government to do it for us."
Sound like a plan?