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The top story on Google News is currently a weird three-paragraph grab bag of irritating non sequiturs by the AP’s Charles Babington. I reprint it here in its entirety.
Obama’s health care pitch to Democrats: Trust me
By CHARLES BABINGTON (AP) – 58 minutes ago
WASHINGTON — Here’s what President Barack Obama is telling House Democrats in private pitches about health care legislation: He’ll persuade Congress to pass it even if he has to ask deeply distrustful lawmakers to trust him on a promise the White House doesn’t have the power to keep.
In fact, Obama can even joke that the political battle has contributed to the recent rise in his cholesterol.
Democratic Rep. Ron Kind of Wisconsin was one of several Democrats who met with Obama at the White House last week. Kind says Obama made the case that a lot of hard work has been spent on health care over the past year and that now is the time for action.
That’s the whole story.
Did AP accidentally cut out the rest of the story before it hit the wire? Is this some weird new executive summary the company has begun sending out exclusively for the addled crack-smoking executive market? Is it a glitch in Google News’s software? I’m pretty clear I would think that first graf was idiotic, if only I understood what it was trying to say.
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