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November 11, 2009

Health Care: It’s All For the Cameras Now

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1. Star power as a substitute for leverage.

2. The impression of excitement and momentum on Capitol Hill on the way to … just pass anything.

(image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. caption: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) is accompanied by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) (C) as he heads into the Senate Democratic Caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol November 10, 2009 in Washington, DC. Clinton was on the Hill to talk to lawmakers about passing health care reform legislation through the Senate.

  • Molly

    Clinton reminds me of a diva holding the ingenue back from spoiling her shot.

  • jtfromBC

    Seeing this, I definitely needed some comic relief so here’s my one minute of laughter as a reincarnated Willie comes calling and…..
    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=25690459

  • Aurora

    Love the quizzical gaze of the tiny little Capitol cop at the focal point of the pic!

  • Jerry Quance

    Molly–I thought the same thing. You can practically hear Clinton saying “This is my photo-op–don’t you DARE walk in front of me!”

  • http://curtspang.blogspot.com crabby

    idiots think that hurting animals is funny. I would laugh at kicking you in the teeth. Not that IS FUNNY. Cram you squirrel torture.

  • http://curtspang.blogspot.com crabby

    I thought he was pulling sheldon into the picture. I might be wrong, that was my first thought.

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