Senator Thune also voiced his disgust with what he saw during the health care debacle before it became fashionable in the Senate. He wrote a biting letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) calling for transparency in the health care negotiations. Thune's letter was signed by all 40 Republican Senators.
"Closed door negotiations and unprecedented special provisions in exchange for votes do not meet the expectations of the American people," wrote Thune.
"To ensure that the American people have the ability to witness the on-going negotiations between the House and Senate, we ask that any negotiations regarding a final health care reform bill be conducted in the light of day."
Thune rejects the politics of envy and adheres to a politics of TRUE hope.