[Vanderfeltz] explained how he signed up for the drug benefit. "I was lucky I knew someone there," at the local Social Security office, ". . . and in less than 10 minutes, they had me signed up on a program."Now there's a testimonial for Bush -- signing up for your drug benefit is simple if you're "lucky" and know the right people. Kamen's column didn't mention another verbal tidbit from Vanderfeltz:
"I attempted to call the (Medicare) 1-800 number in the middle of the day and I found out that sometimes automated machines work better at nighttime when they aren't so busy."That soundbite probably didn't come from the administration's list of talking points.