The Democratic Congressman who believes in UFOs has been skeptical of Democrats' health care plan, but after taking a ride on Air Force One, he is now a believer. Here's his explanation:
I got an invitation to go on Air Force One--given my previous record in not supporting the administration on many things, I thought that proper attire would include a parachute," Kucinich joked.But with health care, Kucinich said, more is at stake--including perhaps the country's ability to do anything."I left [our previous meeting] with a real sense of compassion for our president and what he's going through," Kucinich said. "We have to be compassionate towards those who are called upon to make decisions for this nation. It's not an easy burden that he has taken up."
"One of the things that has bothered me," Kucinich added, "has been the attempt to delegitimatize his presidency. That hurts the nation when that happens. He was elected...this is a defining moment for whether or not we'll have any opportunity to move off square one on the issue of health care... I think it's important that--we have to be very careful that the potential of President Obama's presidency not be destroyed by this debate."
Well that's nice. Of the hundreds of millions of people who would be affected by this bill, Dennis "UFO" Kucinich is focused on one: BHO.