HOH’s One-Minute Recess: British Invasion

Posted October 7, 2009 at 10:52am

It’s always all about the Beatles for Rep. Thaddeus McCotter. The Michigan Republican, who is fond of working bits of Fab Four arcana into policy discussions, likened the White House photo op with doctors to one of the band’s famous (well, maybe among Beatles geeks) rejected album covers.[IMGCAP(1)]Appearing on the Fox’s “Red Eye— early this morning, McCotter cast doubt on the effectiveness of the administration’s recent event in which it gathered doctors to rally for health care reform and supplied white lab coats to those who arrived for the event without them.“I’m not sure that … all of the sudden, you’re going to see a reprise of the Beatles butcher cover and change your mind,— he said. That’s a reference, for those of us uninitiated in Beatles minutia, to the controversial — and ultimately unused — cover for the album “Yesterday and Today— featuring John, Paul, Ringo and George wearing white coats and spattered in blood.An apropos comparison? You be the judge.Expense It! HOH is waiting for a Washington version of this fantastic Web site, which allows users to type in the amount that they spent on a lavish steak meal, then generates realistic-looking receipts that the boss is more likely to approve.It comes from New York steak house Maloney & Porcelli, so the receipts feature Big Apple addresses. But in a town where practically no one pays for his own fancy lunches, it’s only a matter of time before there’s a site that Washingtonians can use. Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.