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Friday, June 12, 2009

 8:06 PM 

Kagen talks about plane ride with Obama

U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen told the crowd a story about flying on Air Force One with Barack Obama back to Washington, D.C., Thursday after the president's visit to Green Bay to talk about health care.

When the president got off the plane, Kagen said he thanked him for coming and told him he didn't have to go very far to get a health care story.

While waiting for him at the Green Bay airport, Kagen said he spoke with a server named Jeff working in the airport restaurant who said he was putting in 65 hours a week at two jobs but couldn't get health care coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

"Jeff, hope is on the way. We have a president who cares about you," said Kagen, who returned to Green Bay this afternoon.

Kagen also got in some shots on Republicans for "what they have done to our country." He said one of the most daunting tasks for Dems now is to "bring an end to wars that were started by personal vendetta, lies and deception."

He also compared the clean up job now before Dems to what a town faces when the circus has a parade and elephants make their way down the street.

"There's a lot to clean up," he said.

Listen to the speech.

-- By JR Ross


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