I’d very much like to be shown up as too cynical:
A source present at today’s White House signing ceremony for the Lilly Ledbetter bill tells me that President Obama gave assurances that the family planning aid would be done soon — perhaps as soon as next week, when the House is set to take up a spending bill that would keep the government funded until October.
Obama emphasized that the family-planning aid “makes the budget look better, it’s a money saver,” the source said. In fact, removing the need for Medicaid waivers for family planning saves states an estimated $700 million over 10 years.
I was wrong – in a big way – about Obama in the election. I’d very much like to be wrong – in a similarly big way – about my view of his approach to the politics of governing.