The Dems' healthcare triumph, in pictures

Slide show: Happy Hillary, smilin' Rahm, a president with a lucky charm, a veep with a salty tongue

By Joan Walsh
March 24, 2010 12:24AM (UTC)
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton congratulates President Barack Obama on the House vote to pass health care reform, prior to a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, March 22, 2010.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House. (Pete Souza)

I've been writing about healthcare reform forever. I worked covering the historic House vote all weekend. I might be out of words. But when friends began sharing some of their favorite photos from the weekend, I couldn't help compiling a slide show. These pictures convey far more than another blog post could. As Joe Conason reports, Gallup already shows Americans have turned around on the once-unpopular bill, and now favor it. Vice President Joe Biden got it right: This is a big fucking deal.

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Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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