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'Louise' wanted reform all along

The "Louise" in the HillaryCare-killing "Harry and Louise" commercials really is named Louise — Louise Caire Clark. And it turns out that she had campaigned for Bill Clinton in 1992 and really wanted reform in 1994. With the couple's recasting as supporters of health reform in new ads, Clark told the New York Times' Judith Warner, "I hope I get to be part of helping it happen this time." She's trying to mend her acting career, too. "One casting director said: 'Go home. I'm not having someone who wrecked the Clinton health plan,' " she said. "My face was so well-known that I couldn't go and do commercials selling cars." Clark is even a fan of socialized medicine, having lived in Australia in the 1980s. "I'm familiar with what it's like to take a 4-year-old to the emergency room in Sydney late at night on a rainy night and have five doctors standing at the door and not get a bill."

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