A Washington Post business column describes what looked like a usual Washington news conference.
"There, at the National Press Club, stood the president of the Business Roundtable, representing the country's largest corporations; the president of the Service Employees International Union, the country's most vibrant union and one of its fastest-growing; and the president of AARP, the formidable seniors lobby. They put aside their usual differences to deliver a clear, simple message to President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties:
We stand ready to give you the political cover you need for a centrist, bipartisan fix for a broken health-care system.
Or, if you refuse, we stand ready to embarrass you and run you out of office."