In a startling development today in the governor's race, Mike McWherter finally stopped cowering in the corner, stood up on his hind legs and called out Republicans for all their ridiculous grandstanding against national health care reform. He even mocked Zach Wamp's signature line in which the Wampster vows to meet President Obama at the state line if he comes here to confiscate our weaponry or make us buy health insurance or whatever.
Gov. Phil Bredesen may think this lawsuit by some states to block health care reform is legit and reasonable, but at a candidate forum, McWherter disagreed. He called the health care overhaul "the law of the land" and criticized Republicans for demanding that Tennessee join the lawsuit against it:
"Access to affordable, adequate health care is something that every Tennessean ought to have. And this should not be an issue that we politically grandstand about. Wamp is about to tell you something about you can meet them at the state line and how he's going to fight this issue all the way through. But that is not how you solve problems."
Call us crazy but we think we hear a real Democrat talking in Tennessee. What's McWherter thinking?