A faint glimmer of hope? Cooperation between John Kerry and Lindsey Graham in an op-ed piece in the NYTimes. Given the counterproductive nature of most political discussion these days, it’s great to see folks from across the aisle willing to work together. I’d sure like to see some of this same spirit on the health care debate. In both cases, I’d say to those who are trying to subvert legislation, “what is your plan?” The status quo is not sustainable, neither in climate change nor health care. See also this op-ed piece by David Brooks for a reasonable, pragmatic view of the Baucus bill.
Yes we can begin to change the tenor of the debate to a productive dialog and actually get some things done.