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Health Care: The Pelosi Surprise

11:00 AM, Mar 10, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Wow, the message mavens have been working overtime in Democratic leadership this week.

Harry Reid gushed about how losing only 36,000 jobs was "really good," and a "big day" in America. While it was an improvement, it's hard to arge the right tone to take was, "really good."

Now, Nancy Pelosi is declaring, "We have to pass the bill so you can see what's in it."

“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, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket.  Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting. 

“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.

Video, here.

Meanwhile, David Axelrod is defending himself against charges of Obama sycophancy...from the New York Times!

Pelosi is defending against the idea that Democrats are in "chaos."

And, we find out that Rahm Emanuel and pretty much anyone else who ever came in contact with Eric Massa has been defending themselves against unwanted tickle fights for some years now.

Move along. Nothing to see here. Back to your regularly scheduled programming about Republican infighting and disarray.

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