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Battle Of The Senate Soundbites

Facing a long hot summer drafting a health overhaul bill, those working on the issue had only one desire when the opening bell rang today in the Senate: Find the perfect soundbite that will make it into the papers.

In the interest of fairness, we bring you both contenders, and a Star Wars Lego video we like (above.)

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) expressing his party's general disdain for the version of the bill put before the panel:

"I don't know who wrote it, but if it had been Rube Goldberg, Ira Magaziner, and Karl Marx you might have gotten this product."

Gregg, however, was immediately challenged by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD):

"But our current system is a combination of Adam Smith, Darth Vader, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

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