This petition is being fairly widely circulated. If you are blogger, please pass it on. If you are a normal person, please sign it.



  1. #1 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    August 27, 2009

    What I will sign is a petition to name it after him only if it is a bill he would approve of. If it is a bill that makes more money for the insurance companies by allowing them to cover less and less of our health care costs then I would rather they name it after Mike Enzi. If it is one that includes a public option with no means testing for availability, and one that scares the shit out of the insurance companies, then I will sign this petition.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    August 27, 2009

    Oh, just go sign the petition, Mike…. (Jeesh…) It’s totally symbolic.

  3. #3 NewEnglandBob
    August 27, 2009

    I signed. Since I live in Massachusetts, I also signed to allow a temporary appointment to replace him.

  4. #4 Stephanie Z
    August 27, 2009

    Sign it, then use the bill’s name to shame the politicians who don’t want effective change.

  5. #5 Snap
    August 27, 2009

    Ted Kennedy’s health care past allowed for transplant industry to become horridly powerful – now the industry can trump a patients advance directive! What I want to know – was he signed up to a an organ donor? Did he become an organ donor or was he used for research/education??? He pushed laws for everyone else to become organ donors. Let’s not make special and new rules for special people for special circumstances. A bill that becomes law that destroys peoples lives can not be made on an emotional moment.

  6. #6 Greg Laden
    August 27, 2009

    My understanding is that Ted was an organ donor.

  7. #7 CyberLizard
    August 27, 2009

    Organ donor trolling? Wow, you get all kinds here, Greg. I signed, btw. The more I hear about Sen. Kennedy, the more I wish I had known him.

  8. #8 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    August 28, 2009

    That it is symbolic is all the more reason not to sign it. I am not alone in this (and I am not referring to Rush Limbo.)