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The Healthcare Summit Needed Gregory House

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 26th 2010 9:02PM
house_md_fox_classroomYesterday, the leaders of America gathered in Washington, D.C. for a health care summit. It was an effort to gnash out the differences between the proponents for a comprehensive health care bill and those who think the current proposed legislation is a waste of paper. We're not weighing in on the debate, other than to say it's a damn serious subject and one that needs solutions, not rhetoric.

But as a television production, the health care summit was a snoozefest. Whether you like any of the political personalities involved, it didn't change the fact that while Chris Matthews was giddy about the political theater, it was dreary TV.

What the health summit needed was some Fox injections, and by that I don't meant Fox News. Not Glenn Beck or Bill O'Reilly. No, no, no. What the health summit needed was Gregory House and Jack Bauer. That's right, 'House' and '24' would have goosed up the proceedings tremendously.

Imagine, if you will, Dr. House had marched into the proceedings... One swing of his cane and the mountain of papers in front of Eric Cantor's desk would have gone flying around the room. Then, when the Prez would tell House that his action were out of order, House would go into a rant like Al Pacino in '...And Justice for All,' "You're out of order, and you're of of order!"

If House wasn't enough to get the legislation moving, what about Jack Bauer. He already knows his way around D.C. Jack could march into that conference room, pound the desk and scream, "Do it now!" to get healthcare passed.

If only life were like television, eh?

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I think Simon Cowell would have been a good twist as well.

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