The Pulse: 6 Nov. 2009

U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann LL.M. ’88 (R-Minn.) organized a health care protest outside the U.S. Capitol building yesterday. She called for the protest Tuesday on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program. Several thousand people showed up to protest “Pelosi Care.” “Quite simply the Republicans don’t have enough votes to kill this bill,” Bachmann said to the assembled crowd. “We knew we were limited. But what we knew was unlimited were the voices of persuasion of the American people.”

Dems seem fine with Bachmann’s rising star. “If the Republican Party wants to make Michele Bachmann the voice of the party, that’s more than fine with us,” Democratic National Committee spokesman Hari Sevugan said. “It’s their extreme right-wing, rigid ideological agenda that has Americans leaving the Republican Party in droves.”

Anew Andy Warhol exhibit opens tomorrow at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. The exhibit features Warhol’s “voyeurism-as-art,” including an iconic silkscreen portrait of Marilyn Monroe. Remember, the museum’s free for students.

College students are too macho to get swine flu vaccines, a Washington Post-ABC poll found. Seventy percent of 18-to-29-year-olds said they had no plans to get a shot. The CDC is reportedly concerned with the low vaccination rate among young people, a blasé attitude they say may be based in exaggerated media coverage of the flu.

Alan Kennedy-Shaffer J.D. ’09 will discuss his new book, “The Obama Revolution,” at Swem Library Sunday at 4 p.m. The book is based on his experiences working for the president’s campaign in Virginia.

The 27th Massey Cancer Center Run for the Cure takes place tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., starting at the Lake Matoaka Amphitheater. Proceeds go to cancer research and treatment.


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