Bill Keller Has A Happy

by evanmcmurry

Bill Keller takes a break from his normal schedule of pointless, anodyne stupidity to craft a decent defense of health care. There’s still plenty of marshmallow in his article—still that sense that Keller is explaining the world slowly to a befuddled man he found wandering around in the Dean & Deluca downstairs—but it also contains lines like this, on the idea that Obamacare is a federal takeover of the health care system: “Let’s be blunt. The word for that is ‘lie.'” It’s like Keller remembered he used to run a major American newspaper or something. The befuddled will be thrilled.