There's nothing like icing to get reporters in a good mood.

That was the evident logic behind the cookies seen above, which bore Democratic talking points in blue and white. House Democratic caucus leaders handed them out to reporters at a news conference on Capitol Hill yesterday, delivering their message on the debt limit in sugar. Don't cut benefits to Medicare and Social Security, the cookies and the lawmakers said.

Never mind the fact that diabetes is driving up the cost of health care.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) bought the cookies from Marla Romash, a longtime friend and former Al Gore communications aide. Romash is about to launch a new venture, the "Political Cookie Company," so we can look forward to more iced progressive taglines from Romash's oven.

Image credits: Harry Hamburg/AP

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