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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Health Care as Sushi?

Here’s an idea for making the Senate health care bill just a little easier for those on-the-fence Democrats to swallow: Print it on grains of rice. [IMGCAP(1)]Gossip Web site Gawker has a hilarious (and totally fictional) letter from Sen. Tom Udall in which the New Mexico Democrat proposes a scheme to counter Republicans’ efforts to make the bill look more bloated by using big fonts and single-sided printing. In a letter to colleagues, faux Udall says they will all be getting versions of the bill in the “Turkish art of rice writing— that he says will fit in a small baggie. “Please display these grains to the media and constituents to reinforce how efficient, healthful and multi-functional our bill is,— he writes. “Throw it high into the air to emphasize the compactness of the bill. If need be, cook the rice and feed it to a homeless person. (Photo op!)— It’s Always Sunny in Des Moines. While his colleagues were all a-Twitter about the history-making nature of the vote that they were about to take Saturday, Sen. Chuck Grassley had his mind (and his BlackBerry thumbs, apparently) on slightly more parochial concerns. “Can somebody tell me why Wall st Journal no longer list Des Moines in its weather cities list. Iowa still exists,— the Iowa Republican tweeted Saturday afternoon.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.

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