HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Pass the Stuffing

Posted November 18, 2009 at 10:47am

It’s not too early for Thanksgiving turkey: Capitol Hill denizens should look out for Butterbill, a six-foot talking bird who will be strutting on the East Front of the Capitol today.[IMGCAP(1)]He’s the spokes-turkey for Patients First, a project of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, and he is here to highlight what the group calls the “government takeover of America’s health care system— (aka the Senate Democrats’ bill that leaders are hoping to pass before the Thanksgiving recess).“The turkey’s not in the straw this Thanksgiving; it’s in the law. And we want lawmakers to have a striking visual of this as they run back and forth from their offices,— Patients First policy adviser Phil Kerpen says.Free advice (and worth every penny) to proponents of the bill: Trot out a competing “gravy— mascot to illustrate the oft-cited argument that the current system is a gravy train for insurers. Now there’s a mascot fight that HOH would love to see. Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.