White House Puts Schumer in a Corner

Maybe he shouldn’t have signed that letter urging a health care vote through reconciliation.

For today’s big health care summit–where every detail of stagecraft has been painstakingly calculated–the White House sandwiched Chuck Schumer in a less-than-prominent seat–between Washington Senator Patty Murray and Chris Dodd, who’s already announced he’s gone in nine months.

(Seating chart from the White House, via Newsweek.)

UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal one-upped the White House’s chart and made a fancy interactive feature. Note that Texas Republican Joe Barton–also a corner-dweller–is entertaining himself on his BlackBerry.

White House Puts Schumer in a Corner