Western Water in the Health Care Debate?

How seriously do Westerners take their water conflicts? Arizona Sen. John McCain brought it up yesterday during the White House health care debate. From the Washington Post’s transcript:

There’s two examples right now of medical malpractice reform that is working. One’s called California, the other called — called Texas.

I won’t talk about California, because the Arizonans hate California, because they’ve stolen our water.

(thanks to Lissa, my personal health care policy expert, who was watching yesterday)