Max Baucus wants to get health care done, like for really real this time! In fact, he wants it so bad, that he took the three day Labor Day weekend away from the Senate Finance Committee, who spent the last few days working on a health care bill instead of barbecuing. Because Max Baucus hates barbecuing. And freedom.

But it worked, and Baucus has finally crafted a health care bill that’s been strategically leaked to the press today!  The likely result of the Baucus plan? General crappifying of health care coverage for the poor and  – you guessed it – no public option! And if it doesn’t get passed, Baucus is likely to cancel Christmas for the entire Senate and most of the American West. Take that, President Obama and your fancy speech tomorrow night!

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