Just Ignore Rick Scott
Greg Sargent has the ad that Conservatives for Patients Rights, the anti-health care reform 527 run by notorious hospital industry fraudster Rick Scott, will be running during the president’s Massachusetts vacation.
It’s unclear, though, what can be gained by attacking Obama on the air in Martha’s Vineyard. The main decisions about the fate of the public option rest in the hands of Congress. “Dogging” Obama on vacation smacks of a stunt designed to get national TV play…
Uh, yeah? While Scott has recovered a little of his reputation and been invited to the occasional D.C. health care forum to talk about the issue, CPR has had no noticeable impact on the health care debate. Few people in the debate want to associate with him, and his “documentary” about British health care was a bust, with some of his subjects protesting the way they were portrayed. So Scott has to resort to stunts like this. It would be irresponsible for media to give him too much more free attention.