Rep. Jean Schmidt Has A 'When Harry Met Sally' Moment Outside Supreme Court

Ohio Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) -- or 'Mean Jean' as she is referred to by many Democrats, due to her infamous angry tirades on the House floor -- found herself caught in the preliminary confusion over the Supreme Court's ruling on health care

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Ohio Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) -- or 'Mean Jean' as she is referred to by many Democrats, due to her infamous angry tirades on the House floor -- found herself caught in the preliminary confusion over the Supreme Court's ruling on health care reform.

CrooksandLiars came across this cell phone video footage, posted to Youtube, of Schmidt standing outside the court as news of the ruling was apparently being passed to her via cell phone. Her reaction reminded me of a famous restaurant scene with Meg Ryan in comedy "When Harry Met Sally."

"Yes! Yes!!! And what else?! Thank God!" Schmidt shouts into her cell phone, under the belief that the Supreme Court had struck down the law. Schmidt's phone source was apparently tuned in to either Fox News or CNN, as the two networks led initial confusion over the ruling by reporting that the high court had struck down Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

[Thanks to Scarce for the video!]

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