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This Vote Is a Dowry of Sorts

In 1993, as Pennsylvania Democrat Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky marched down the aisle to cast the deciding vote on Pres. Bill Clinton’s tax increases, House Republicans sang, “Bye-bye, Margie.” On Election Night 1994, she lost her seat.

Sixteen years later, the congresswoman’s son became engaged to Chelsea Clinton.

“You’re not losing a House seat, you’re gaining a daughter.”

Today, there’s another massive piece of legislation that could come down to one vote. I think President Obama needs some more children to marry off.

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