We don't say nice things about the daily paper all that often, but The Tennessean
's lead editorial on TennCare
today hits on all cylinders. With rare and refreshing directness, it holds the governor and his bureaucrats accountable for their lastest inanities -- attempts to gouge legislators and the media for access to public records that should be easily available, and more deceptions about how consent decrees supposedly limit information gathering and reform. (We note this morning that the gov has ordered the TennCare bureau to drop the processing cost for the requested data by 90% -- now that's a markdown even Sam Walton would admire!).