Now, the White House is telling us that when HHS Secretary Sebelius said that a public option is not an essential part of any health care reform plan, she “misspoke.” Or that the media “misplayed” her comments. Or something.
I am sure that the White House is displeased over the fact that liberals in Congress and nationwide feel as though they were dissed by the abandonment of the public option, not to mention the almost-complete lack of consideration given to the implementation of a single-payer system. But really, it’s hard to think that these excuses will fly. Once the concession on the public option becomes viral–and it has–it is very difficult to walk it back.