In it, but not of it. TPM DC

Enzi: If I Hadn't Been Involved, You Would Already Have National Health Care


But that's not Enzi's philosophy. "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu," he said.

Despite Enzi's apparent belief that his chief role in the process is to slow things down, block national health care, and kill key provisions so that Republicans don't--to extend the metaphor--get eaten, a number of key Democrats insist that health care reform legislation will be better if it comes out of the Finance Committee than if Democrats pass it on their own.