Checking the news channel this morning, Obama is on CNN, FOX, & MSNBC; the Senate is on C-SPAN2 (Jim Inofe, R-OK is on there), and C-SPAN – the confirmation hearing for HHS-nominee Tom Daschle. Interesting juxtaposition don’t you think. Jim Inofe who embodies the nuttiness of skewering science and Tom Daschle who I just heard say, ‘I hope to return the department to being science driven.’ (My paraphrasing)
Teddy! Ted Kennedy is chairing….his hair is a little sparse.
Dodd is now talking about the “politicization of science” – a point that Daschle emphasized wouldn’t be happening.
Another major issue: Rural health care access to include dentistry and mental health.
Tom Harkin is now bringing up health care for those with disabilities, specifically those with significant disabilities.