Obama offered his customary across-the-aisle gestures
up to the Blair House without a winter coat. Boehner was ready with his familiar
prop, the foot-high stack of health care legislation documents, supposedly demonstrating the Dem plan is “too complicated.” The over-caffeinated
McCain had his Irish up.
With the sound off, the overly-hyped health care talking point summit only demonstrated that the Repubs, realizing the Prez has been scoring points off their hostility and oppositionality, learned to mostly confine the snickering to the breaks.
(photo: Shawn Thew/Getty Images. caption: U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (L) talks with U.S. Republican Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) before a bipartisan meeting to discuss health reform legislation with congressional members at the Blair House as Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, listens February 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama hosted the televised meeting to discuss the health care legislation before the congress.)