by Jerome Armstrong, Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 01:05:24 PM EST
Looks like a swift well-timed call to action:
The move to pressure the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation came the same day Lieberman's husband angered Democrats by announcing that he would not support an expansion of Medicare to cover individuals under the age of 55. Organizers did not point to that decision, instead citing Hadassah Lieberman's own ties to the health care industry.
Lieberman has worked as a consultant for companies including Pfizer and ALCO.
"We are asking Ellen DeGeneres, Christie Brinkley and other high-profile celebrities who are associated with Komen to demand that no more money raised for cancer treatment be given to Hadassah Lieberman or any other ex-Pharma/Insurance strategists," said Jane Hamsher, founder of the Firedoglake blog.Yglesias is calling it a "murder/suicide" pact that Senators like Lieberman, Lincoln, and Nelson have out for killing any sort of Public Option in healthcare reform, while a "new national poll finds that fully one third of Democratic voters say that they're `less likely' to vote in 2010 if Congress doesn't pass a public option."