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View Diary: Health Series: Bingaman Video Exclusive (Edited by LoE) (70 comments)

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    We must be neighbors judging from your moniker. I live in Espanola.

    I hate to sound like I'm on his campaign committee or anything. I run a health and human services department and have to get down and dirty with the realities of policy and legislative process a lot. I would vastly prefer to sit down with Senator Bingaman than with most of our state legislators. Not to mention the congressional delegations of yore. Let me see...would I like to re-experience the Domenici/Wilson duo again? Bingaman's about as straight as they come. In fact, our entire northern NM delegation is good. In fact, our entire delegation is good considering what it used to be.

    I believe that the left's weakness is that we fail to understand the legislative process and then don't strategize. We shoot from the hip.

    I really enjoy the strategizing and process work.

    I blog on healthcare issues for Tikkun Daily as Lauren Reichelt.

    by TheFatLadySings on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 08:20:19 PM PDT

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      We do shoot from the hip most of the time. I worked in a law firm for many years and learned some things about the legislative process, and still I have a lot to learn.  I tend to intuit that there is a process going on with Bingaman, and the ins and outs of trying to get a strong bill through that can pass, is important.  I, too, enjoy the strategizing and the process at work. Maybe that's why I am more patient about this HCR Bill.

      I also knew Bingaman before he became our Senator when he was an attorney. I found him to be a very genuine and kind man.

      Hi Espanola!  :D

      Oh and perish the thought of interviewing the Domenicis or the Wilsons. I can't imagine how you even interviewed them at all. I'm so glad those two are gone!  Historically, NM politicians have been such a mixed bag. It's getting better.

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