Greg Sargent over at The Plum Line is up with a denial from Democratic Senator Kent Conrad:
A key Democratic Senator who met with Rahm Emanuel last night is denying an explosive report saying Emanuel privately signaled the White House’s willingness to take the public option off the table to get health care reform done.
Good to hear that Rahm was apparently making a much more general statement and was not referring to the public option. But as Greg aptly points out:
It’s true that Obama himself at the presser yesterday refused to rule out backing reform without a public option.