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May 20, 2013


Snowe Recalls Offer to Play Joan of Arc

While promoting her new book, former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) recounted a phone call with President Obama in which he told her she could be "a modern-day Joan of Arc" by supporting his health care bill, the Portland Press Herald reports.

When Snowe pointed out Joan of Arc had been burned at the stake, Obama reportedly replied: "Don't worry, I'll be there with a fire hose!" She still voted against the bill on the Senate floor.












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