ObamaCare: Gannett Reporter Neglects Vital Information About Suddenly Undecided Congressman

March 16th, 2010 7:07 AM

"Is it safe?"

That famous line from the movie "Marathon Man" comes to mind when considering the attitude of Ohio Congressman Zack Space about ObamaCare. Back in January, after Space caught heat for voting for the House version  of ObamaCare in November, he decided it was safe to "boldly" express his opposition to the Senate bill on the heels of Nancy Pelosi declaring it DOA at the time. Here is what Space had to say in January as recorded in your humble correspondent's NewsBusters blog:

U.S. Rep. Zack Space said Thursday he plans to oppose the health care bill passed by the U.S. Senate.

He made the announcement shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the national media she didn't think she had the votes to pass the bill.

Well, unfortunately for Congressman Space, it turned out that it wasn't safe since that Senate bill is now up for a vote in the House. His own statement has now come back to haunt him but you wouldn't know that in a Gannett report by Malia Rulon about how Space is now "undecided":

Rep. Zack Space, who represents the 18th District, is still wrestling with his choice. Space voted for the House’s health-care bill in November. But now the House must pass a different version — one that was written by the Senate.

Space, a Democrat from Dover, is undecided on whether he’ll support the final health-care package, his spokesman, Andrew Ricci, said Monday.

Space was unavailable for an interview Monday.