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The Ballad of Joe Cao!

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As the only Republican in the House to vote for the Democratic health-care overhaul bill last week, New Orleans Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao has gained a lot of attention in newspaper stories, radio talk shows and political Web sites.
Now, he even has a song to enshrine the moment: “The Ballad of Joseph Cao.”

Written and performed by Jeff Horwich, who hosts the Minnesota Public Radio program “The Loop,” the catchy tune notes the maverick move by the first-term congressman, but stops short of making it a profile in courage, with a couple of questions about his timing and his motivation.

In a brief caption, Horwich notes that “One, and only one, Republican broke ranks to vote for the health reform bill in the House. Dude needed a song.”  Take a look and give a listen below.

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