Pelosi's 'Three Tenors' on Healthcare Reform

The House speaker has a nickname for the three chairman working on healthcare.


By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

They don't have the looks or voices of the originals. But that wasn't really the point when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dubbed the chairmen working on healthcare—Reps. George Miller, Henry Waxman, and Charles Rangel—"the three tenors," a reference to Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and José Carreras. "It struck her one day to call them that because they are working in such harmony,"says spokesman Brendan Daly. And "being Italian-American, she is a fan of Pavarotti, of course."

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