2008, candidate Barack Obama on health care reform:
"We'll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so the people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents and who is making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies."
2010, the reality:
The White House didn't say much about last night's health care talks between President Obama and congressional Democrats, but officials made it clear they're cool with fast-tracking the final phase of legislation, with no public hearings and no Republican involvement.
This isn't as memorable as the "Read my lips -- no new taxes" lie that cost George H.W. Bush a second term, but it's