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Rep. Cantor Plays Close Attention During Obama's Speech---To His Blackberry

Politico: A Democrat, amused at the shots of Eric Cantor working his Blackberry as the president talked about the cost of health care a few minutes

Politico:

A Democrat, amused at the shots of Eric Cantor working his Blackberry as the president talked about the cost of health care a few minutes ago, passes on this item from last week headed, "Cantor: GOP will be 'attentive' during Obama speech":

Cantor and I talked about how Republicans would behave, and I asked if it would be like a State of the Union when they sit on their hands or hiss for parts they don't agree with.

I also asked Cantor if there were going to be any "no Tweeting" rules for Republicans, since some of them had busy thumbs during Obama's winter quasi-State of the Union address.

"I don’t think we’re going to be guiding the caucus to boo or applaud or whatever. We’re all going to be very attentive," he said.

He was not, for what it's worth, Twittering. But his office did get a statement out immediately after the speech, which he says he found "overhyped" and of "strangely unclear" purpose.

Hate to break this to you, Cantor, but the only thing truly "overhyped" and "strangely unclear" is Obama's need to reach across the aisle to you pathetic bunch of un-American obstructionists. As the DNC's new ad states: "Republicans Just Say No"

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