Friday, February 5, 2010

The new bipartisan tone?

Party time at the White House on Super Sunday. Lawmakers from the contending states of Indiana and Louisiana will join President Obama in the White House theater for a big-screen viewing of Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.

This would be a good time for Obama to try out his new bipartisan strategy.

Who's on the guest list?

Members of Congress
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA)
Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA)
Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN)
Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN)
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Cabinet members:
Secretary Shaun Donovan
Secretary Arne Duncan
Attorney General Eric Holder
Administrator Lisa Jackson
Secretary Janet Napolitano
Ambassador Susan Rice
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary Eric Shinseki
Secretary Tom Vilsack

There are 17 people on the guest list, 16 Democrats and 1 Republican. The one Republican, Joseph Cao, cast the only Republican vote for Obamacare in the House.

Is this Obama's idea of reaching out to the opposition in a bipartisan spirit?

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