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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Senator Clinton Visits Amsterdam

Hillary was in Amsterdam yesterday, and for once I found myself in agreement with her. Of course, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that the new government prescription plan or Medicare D is a fiasco. It’s a pretty safe topic for a politician to talk about, especially in front of a group of senior citizens. The question is what is going to be done about it? And, if the government has made such a hash of prescription drug coverage, what would national health coverage look like?

Someone in the audience had to mention the possibility of Hillary becoming the next president. A Siena Research Institute poll released on Feb 20 shows that support for Hillary for president has dropped since last year, while support for Condoleezza Rice has grown.

Anyway, it was good to see that one of our two downstate U. S. Senators remembered that New York State’s northern boundary is not the northern boundary of Westchester County and came up for a visit. Not that the Mohawk Valley will change any because of it, anymore than it changed when Al Gore visited Amsterdam several years ago. And I am certainly not going to change my overall assessment of Hillary.


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