Monday, March 22, 2010

South Dakota didn't get the memo...


AP story from the RC Journal today:

Gov. Rounds, AG Jackley study legal challenge to health bill

PIERRE -- South Dakota officials are studying the possibility of joining other states to challenge the constitutionality of the federal health care overhaul, Attorney General Marty Jackley said Monday.

Jackley said the measure could violate states' rights to govern and would aggravate South Dakota's budget problems by forcing it to spend even more on Medicaid, the state-federal program that covers health care for low-income people.


and....

Joe Kafka, press secretary for Gov. Mike Rounds, said the governor and attorney general will meet to decide whether the state should take legal action.


Kafkaesque, adj., marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of impending danger....

The adjective refers to anything suggestive of Kafka, especially his nightmarish style of narration, in which characters lack a clear course of action, the ability to see beyond immediate events, and the possibility of escape. The term's meaning has transcended the literary realm to apply to real-life occurrences and situations that are incomprehensibly complex, bizarre, or illogical.


Kind of like Republican ideas about health care?

1 comment:

  1. And Howie...omg...does this get more bizarre by the minute? or what? Where do these people get these ideas about this bill? I know, it's attached to navel lint like fortunes in a cookie.

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