INDUSTRY: Tom Scully’s had enough

The New York Times is shocked, "shocked!" to find that a senior administration official is going to retreat to a bigger salary in the private sector. Even more amazingly the official concerned is Tom Scully the head of CMS. Frankly I think the NYTimes is stretching it to put this on the front page. Scully was the Washington guy for the for-profit hospital chains before running HCFA/CMS and was in the Bush pere White House before that. He’s not exactly the first official or Congressman to jump over to the "dark side" and, let’s face it, there’s barely a door to revolve through these days–it’s more like a transparent shower curtain. Anyway did the Times really expect him to sit around at CMS and implement the mess the Congress just left him?

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