Al Franken double-dares Coburn on the Public option

Senators Tom Coburn (R-Okla) and David Vitter (R-La) have upped the ante in the health care standoff by challenging members of Congress to sign on to the public option health care plan. They assume that socialized medicine is so horrible that none of their peers would agree to quitting their current plans and sign up for the public option. On Friday, Al Franken said he was willing to take Coburn up on his offer.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said in a speech on the Senate floor that he wants to join Coburn’s effort to force senators to join any public plan created by Congress.
"I will have no problem at all enrolling in this plan,” Franken said. He said he recently told his wife that they should enroll in a public plan if Congress creates one and that she wholeheartedly agreed.
"So, yeah, I’m perfectly serious about this,” Franken said.
I think Franken called their bluff. Now we'll see who's serious.

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