At the risk of echoing Andy Rooney (one of the few celebrities who’s survived the last couple of weeks), don’t you just hate it when political candidates get elected then forget what they said back when they were candidates? As if it were so long ago that they assume we’d forgotten?

I mean, I don’t want to sound like some na?ve first-time voter either, but I remember just a few months back – before the wheels fell off the economy (American-made, right?) and swayed the election more than any vice presidential pick ever could have – when candidate John McCain talked about phasing out employer-paid benefits (or at least taxing them to death) while the more liberal candidate Barack Obama actually took the more conservative tack by arguing for the sanctity of the tax-sheltered employer-paid benefit model.

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