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Response to ruffburr (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:51 PM

3. You have no idea what you are talking about.

First, read the Washington Post article this slanted Salon piece is based on.

Second, Hazel was almost scuttled by Republicans when he was nominated because he was too moderate for their tastes.

Third, Hazel IS a health policy expert...a fact acknowledged by most from both parties.

Fourth, McAuliffe is facing a Republican held house of delegates with a supermajority (67-23). He made it quite clear he was going to try and work with Republicans to get some of his agenda through, including expansion of Medicaid and participating in ACA by setting an exchange here.

Fifth, Hazel has been quite clear he is willing to follow where McAuliffe leads.

Lastly, State Sen Janet Howell who no one in their right mind would accuse of being soft on women's issues recommended to McAuliffe he keep Hazel, praising his experience.

This is getting way more attention outside of Virginia than it is here. There have been very few complaints by Democrats in state about this appointment.

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