Dateline: Santa Monica, California
History was made yesterday as a piece of legislation was passed that will affect the entire nation. Yet hundreds of thousands Californians enjoyed the sunny cool weather and the Los Angeles Marathon oblivious to the battle that was being waged for a highly contested issue. I remained in my hotel room transfixed to the television watching C-Span. History was being made in the United States House of Representatives as Health Care Reform was being debated for several hours with great passion by both sides. At last a vote, a victory for Democrats and the fulfillment of a dream for the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and his accolytes.
No matter its imperfections, this bill extends health care to 32 million more Americans. This was a great day for the United States.