Death Panels and the Politics of Death - George's Bottom Line: "Mike Huckabee tossed a hand grenade into the debate over who's politicizing Ted Kennedy's death Thursday morning when he told his radio audience that under Obamacare, Kennedy would be told to 'go home to take pain pills and die.'"
But instead he received for his brain tumor the most intensive and expensive treatment available, including an operation, radiation, and chemotherapy. Fine with me. But Huckabee is pointing out that at age 78 and with a tumor that was said to be "inoperable" and certainly fatal, Kennedy was exactly the kind of patient who would not be deemed worthy of such expensive end-of-life care under the system being proposed by Obama and the other Democrats...including Kennedy himself. It will be interesting to see how Democrats respond to this. I am no Huckabee fan, and I hope he never runs for public office again, but this cuts right to the core of the division over these proposed reforms.