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Today he made his "51 votes will do" speech with four lab-coated stethoscope-strung MDs standing behind him on the dias.
What does this mean? That the number of American MDs who are in the Obama-backing AMA has now fallen to...four?
Or was four simply the practical number needed to fool us ignernt Murrikins? If so, then, Mr. Presidunce, I yam sory but I NEEDED FIVE. Five doctors waiting behind the presididn't would've convinced me that the healthcare bill was not actually a bailout for the 40% underfunded SEIU pension fund run by the president's White House roommate.
And to really sell the optics, one of 'em would have had to perform a tonsillectomy during the speech. And two of 'em needed to be studying papers on clipboards with worried looks on their faces. the last two could just stand there i guess.