- Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Selfish Politician Hall of Shame...
Joseph Lieberman: Spouse, Hadassah Lieberman, is employed by Hill & Knowlton as "senior counselor" in the firm's "health care and pharmaceuticals practice." She is a lobbyist for the health care industry.
Evan Bayh: Spouse, Susan Bayh, sits on the Board of Directors at Wellpoint Insurance, the largest health insurance company in the USA.
Lieberman and Bayh are threatening to obstruct the public option - thus putting personal profit ahead of the public welfare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs to grow a pair and strip Lieberman of his Chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The Democratic National Committee needs to fund a strong challenger when Bayh is up for election in 2010. A majority in Congress is of no use when too many Democrats are in name only.