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In a week of white-knuckle brinkmanship over health care (see here, here and here), the White House, Congress and the American people could use some lighthearted satire. In the following clip hosted on Politico, Greg Clugston of SRN News "continues the tradition of adapting 'T'was the Night Before Christmas' for the White House Press Corps."

In a wry delivery, he gracefully touches on the more trivial elements of Obama's presidency, including "sending an iPod to the Queen," "swatting at flies" and calling Kanye West a "jackass":

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