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Bush’s Despised Broccoli Gets ‘Respect’ in Health-Care Arguments
San Francisco Chronicle

Broccoli, the nutrient-rich vegetable derided by President George H.W. Bush two decades ago, found respect at the U.S. Supreme Court during debate on the federal health-care law. The often-steamed cultivar, part of the cabbage family, was mentioned eight times yesterday, as Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts and Solictor General Donald Verrilli argued about the reach of insurance mandates during a second day of debate on the law pushed by President Barack Obama. Bush, in 1990, declared “I don’t like broccoli.”

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