Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The 44th-and-a-Half President of the United States

The 44th-and-a-Half President of the United States

The Rally to Restore Sanity to How We Treat 9/11 Responders:

Paging Jon Stewart: The White House needs your help.

Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s press secretary, told reporters on Tuesday that he hopes the Comedy Central host can persuade enough
Republican senators to vote for a 9/11 health bill
so it can head to the president’s desk.

“If there's the ability for that to sort of break through in our political environment, there's a good chance that he can help do that,” Gibbs said in his briefing. “I think he has put the awareness around this legislation. He's put that awareness into what you guys cover each day, and I think that's good. I hope he can convince two Republicans to support taking care of those that took care of so many on that awful day in our history.”

You know who else could take a whack at this? Barack Obama -- I mean, the guy's no Jon Stewart or anything but maybe he could persuade someone. Him or maybe Stephen Colbert.

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