I've disagreed with Kathleen Parker a few times in the last year, but it's hard to argue with this:
Deem and pass -- or sneak and sprint -- may be legal, but is it right?
It's right only if your goal is to beat a deadline and pass something -- anything -- regardless of how imperfect the result. Even the majority of Americans who oppose the bill don't know the half of it, because almost no one does.
What they do know is that health-care reform reeks of maneuvering and the kind of compromises that involve sacks of cash. The latest proposed strategy merely underscores the past year's by-hook-or-by-crook legislative approach.
She concludes by saying that "rushing to do the wrong thing is, in a word, idiotic." That's a lot milder than the word I might use.