09/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tom Daschle's Secret Life Moonlighting For The Insurance Industry

This is how Washington really works: Even a top liberal advocate for taking a strong stand against the insurance industry in the health reform fight takes money behind the scenes from the insurance industry.

On Sunday, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, who was once a nominee to be President Obama's Secretary of Health And Human Services, appeared on NBC's Meet The Press, playing the role of the liberal standard bearer, opposite Oklahoma conservative Sen. Tom Coburn. Daschle spoke out against insurers, praised the so-called "public option," and at one point framed the debate over health reform to host David Gregory this way:

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