Monday, October 8, 2007

Take instruction from Flipper – Please!

One day he votes against the health needs of children in the United States, another day he extends himself for the children of the Ukraine.

That’s our Republican congressman from South Florida, Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL-21), who was going to the Miami Seaquarium Monday for a “press availability” with handicapped Ukrainian children receiving treatment in Florida. This is wonderful in itself, except for the wider context of his votes against the SCHIP program.

We can only hope that the congressman takes inspiration from Flipper and changes his mind before the Oct. 18 scheduled vote to over-ride the veto.