Best display of ignorance by a public official: Holly Benson

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Holly Benson, secretary of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, sounded more like my grandpa at a barbecue when she suggested poor people can solve health care woes like heart disease and diabetes with a quick jog around the block. After all, she told a radio host earlier this year, unemployment "means you have a lot more time to go running.”

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Catherine Durkin Robinson is a “feminist mother of twins” and a political blogger, working under the title Out in Left Field.

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