It took 22 pens for President Obama to sign the federal health care bill
Obama used 22 pens to sign the legislation, 20 of which were then given to lawmakers who played key roles in passage. Two of the pens will go the National Archives.
The president is following up the signing by undertaking a campaign to sell the law to a still-skeptical public. A Bloomberg National Poll found that just four in 10 Americans favor the plan.
Makes one long for the days when a swift stamp of the imperial seal was sufficient to send the Christians to the lions.