Bill O'Reilly: Poster Boy For The Public Option

Since Bill O'Reilly said last week that he wants working Americans to have the option of a government-created health insurance policy, he's popped up on various liberal blogs and press releases, including one sent out by the Democratic National Committee. Today, he makes a cameo in a web video produced by liberal activist group Americans United for Change.

O'Reilly has been a staunch opponent of President Obama's domestic agenda, and he's criticized the potential spending involved in Democratic health care plans. But when he told The Heritage Foundation's Nina Owcharenko that "I want, not for personally for me, but for working Americans, to have a option, that if they don't like their health insurance, if it's too expensive, they can't afford it, if the government can cobble together a cheaper insurance policy that gives the same benefits, I see that as a plus for the folks," he essentially repeated liberals' calls for the public option--albeit after momentum for such a plan has stalled (as O'Reilly puts it, it's "done).



Liberals have taken note; don't be surprised to see the left use more of O'Reilly and the clip from last week in its push for a public option and health reform in general.