Caveat emptor: Now, the commodity in the most short supply is ... trust
There have been a whole lot of people apologizing for the mess that has become the Affordable Care Act.
Words like "sincere," "deserve better" and "accountable" have come out of more than a few mouths in Washington this week.
But it isn't about an apology -- not really -- especially not a scripted one that sounds like some kind of gimmick.
It is about believability and trust.
Anyone who has not paused this week to think about leaving this group of people in charge of not only their health care, but with their personal information as well, is either completely overcome by partisanship or is choosing to ignore the warning signs.
This website and the health insurance changes were rushed through because of politics -- not because either was ready to go to serve the American people.
And that is, of course, after a whole round of promises that now turn out not quite to be true.
With every passing day it becomes clearer that something is really wrong in Washington.
It is hard to decide whom you can trust.
But one thing is certain, it is time for the voters to take a good hard look at whom they want casting the votes.
Published in Editorials on October 31, 2013 10:58 AM