Thirty-eight hours after Scott Brown's smack-upside-the-head victory in the race for Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat, Barack Obama took the podium in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House.
In the wake of Brown's win, the prospect of passing health-care reform -- and the rest of Obama's first-term agenda -- suddenly seemed dim. So the president had decided to pursue the obvious, logical course: He had decided to change the subject.
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