Krazy Denny Kucinich (D-Outer Space) basked in the spotlight this morning upon announcing his switch from “no” to “yes” on Demcare. He still doesn’t think it goes far enough and says he didn’t like the process, but he’s signing on, anyway. Selling out his progressive principles is worth the 15 minutes of fame.
Plus, ooh, la, lah, President Obama showered with him attention. Kucinich revealed that he met four times(!) with the cajoler-in-chief — the last time on Air Force One.
Contest time: What else did Congress’s favorite UFO/alien-spotter get in return for his vote?
*Kucinich just a few days ago:
“This bill represents a giveaway to the insurance industry,” Kucinich told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. “$70 billion a year, and no guarantees of any control over premiums, forcing people to buy private insurance…I’m sorry, I just don’t see that this bill is the solution.”
Asked, “Did we just get a “no” there?” Kucinich confirmed.
“If that sounded like a “no” you’re correct,” Kucinich said.
*Kucinich’s “no strings” dance: