So just what is it about politicians and their utter inability to commit?

Do we need mandates? Well, maybe. But we need exceptions. How about taxes on those so-called Cadillac plans? Well, sure, but only for some of them. And that public option? Well, yes, but it's optional.

At least that's the latest half-commitment to come out of D.C. It's enough to make John Kerry look dependable.

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