BREAKING: Rep. Charles Boustany of LA to Deliver GOP Response on Health Care
September 08, 2009 10:57 AM
GOP Sources tell me Rep Charles Boustany, a third term congressman and a cardio-thoradic surgeon, will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s health care speech tomorrow night.
Like Bobby Jindal (whose response to Obama’s State of the Union speech landed with a thud in January) Boustany is a health care expert from Louisiana.
But GOP sources say he'll avoid Gov. Jindal's fate: “Boustany is a common-sense conservative who can communicate our vision for health care reform, and how we want to work with the President to do what the American people want: lower health care costs. He’s also led the effort on behalf of House Republicans to reach out to the other side of the aisle to find real bipartisan reform. We’re pleased with this David-Goliath matchup tomorrow night.”
BREAKING: Rep. Charles Boustany of LA to Deliver GOP Response on Health Care - George's Bottom Line
Ahhh, too bad no Jindal
In all seriousness, I don't know this guy, but on paper he sounds like an excellent choice. Hope he has substantive things to say, and not fear-mongering takedowns. I'd like to hear what the GOPers WANT to do, not what they are against.
ps - I hope I selected the right BN forum. I wasn't sure if it belonged in MSM b/c it's ABC, or blogs b/c it's George's 'Bottom Line' blog on ABC.