BARBOUR – “The Obamas took six months to pick a dog.” Why rush health care?

Leading Republican governors seemed to downplay the statements from Sarah Palin while embracing to an extent the passion of town hall participants who have been vocal in their opposition to health care reform.

Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.), chair of the Republican Governors Association, told reporters this afternoon that one reason people are reacting so strongly around the country is because they think the White House is moving far too quickly on an issue of tremendous concern.

“The Obamas took six months to pick a dog. How come they [had] to pass a health care bill before the August recess?” he said. “Everything has been, ‘We gotta do it right now.’ The American people realize this is too much, too far, too fast, too many trillions of dollars.”

Real Clear Politics
8/10/9