Nancy Pelosi on the health care bill (emphasis added):
You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future.... It’s going to be very, very exciting.The time to find out what's in a bill is not after it's too late to do anything about it. (Also, I find "try it, you'll like it" a less than satisfactory sales pitch for federal governance, particularly if you can't even explain what "it" is.)
But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.