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Creator of the "death panel" lie forced to resign, thoughts?

Betsy McCaughey, the Clinton-era health care reform foe who has risen again to fight President Obama's push, has resigned from her post on the board of directors of Cantel Medical Corporation to "avoid any appearance of a conflict on interest."

McCaughey has been a Wall Street banker, a Republican lieutenant governor, and a staffer at conservative think tanks, but as James Fallows noted at The Atlantic recently, she has falsely presented herself as a neutral researcher in the health care debate. She helped give birth to the pernicious "death panel" charge against health reform legislation with a column in Bloomberg News. Asked to defend her positions on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart Thursday night,

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:44 PM on Aug. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN - News) announced that on August 20, 2009 it received a letter of resignation from Ms. Elizabeth McCaughey as a director of the Company. Ms. McCaughey, who had served as a director since 2005, stated that she was resigning to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest during the national debate over healthcare reform.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:46 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN - News) is a leading provider of infection prevention and control products in the healthcare market. Our products include specialized medical device reprocessing systems for renal dialysis and endoscopy, dialysate concentrates and other dialysis supplies, disposable infection prevention and control products primarily for the dental industry, water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products for medical and non-medical applications, and specialty packaging for infectious and biological specimens. We also provide technical maintenance for our products and offer compliance training services for the transport of infectious and biological specimens. For more information please visit http://www.cantelmedical.com.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:46 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • And just what is it you want us to think???
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:13 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • And just what is it you want us to think???


    I just want you to THINK! You always attack ME for only posting anti-repub...do you ever post anything pro-dem? are YOUR posts in a positive or negative tone? You can't say that nothing I ever posted makes ZERO sense...so you are being obtuse based on party, no? So why ACCUSE me of what you yourself do??

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:25 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • The lies abound from both sides on this one. I really don't think anyone on the deskin hill has an ounce of common sense, dignity, class, or honesty flowing through the ice water that runs through their veins. The plan on the table is not even a plan, If they are worried about anybody's profits affecting the health industry they should start with their own, the bunch of evil hypocrites.

    There should be no plan on the table that congress wouldn't be willing to take for a test drive themselves.

    And yes, it was wrong for Betsy to misrepresent herself.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:01 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • And deskin should be freakin.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:04 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Thanks Lovin!
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:11 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I just want you to THINK!

    Sweet A Kins I feel sorry for you. Your only purpose on cafemom is to post political stuff. How pathetic your life must be.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Sweet A Kins I feel sorry for you. Your only purpose on cafemom is to post political stuff. How pathetic your life must be.


    Yes, very pathetic that Im not posting about the Octo Mom or Jon and Kate...Politics is so irrevelent!

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:40 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • At least she is posting the truth and not just bashing because of prejudice which is what most of the Conservatives do.
    This Betsy chick with her "Death panel" lies (and wasn't Sarah Palin the one who coined that phrase? ) has been a scandal and its good that she resigned. She is a nut. The idea that she really wanted to lie and suggest that Obama wants your grandma to die...thus the "death panel" lies, is disgraceful and disturbing. Good riddance to her.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

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