Over the weekend Nancy Pelosi and the Whitehouse celebrated the passage of healthcare reform by a vote of 220-215. Time to break out the Kool and the Gang mp.3/record right? Wrong. Unfortunately for the White House, this is one of many hoops they must jump through in order to get passage of this reform bill. But the President can pencil this one into the win column, because the big challenge is approaching. The Blue Dogs in the Senate and Joe Lie-berman stand to bite the President on the backside once again and put the public option out to pasture. ( I know President Obama is ruing the day he campaigned for Joe Lieberman.) Add a Christmas wish of a deadline, and the next few weeks will continue the high drama that is known as Capitol Hill.
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