Charles Grassley Seeks to Join New Gang

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Charles Grassley, having been kicked out of the Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, has posted a flyer on the Senate's grey utility pole seeking out members for a new Hole-in-the-Wall Gang:

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Wednesday he's begun reaching out to other colleagues in both parties about reshaping the health bill through amendments on the Senate floor.

Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said in a conference call with Iowa reporters that he has had conversations with senators not on either committee handling health reform legislation about assembling a new bipartisan agreement.

"I've had discussions with senators that aren't on the committee that could possibly work with us to try to get back into a bipartisan mold," Grassley said. "I think, though, that it'd be very helpful for people who aren't on the Finance committee or even the HELP committee...would kind of take the bull by the horns themselves and try to coalesce around something that could eventually become more bipartisan."

Grassley, who said that the health care bill may "pull the plug on Grandma," tried to raise money in his own state to "defeat Obamacare" and claimed that it would have left Ted Kennedy without treatment, seems like the perfect candidate to lead a group seeking to improve the health care bill.

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