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Fair play and a reasonable decorum — un-like some recent town-hall meetings where protesters stole the show — was the dominate mood of the crowd that gathered outside the the CommUnity Care Healthy Kids Fair, in Northeast Austin Saturday, to hear from their respective congressman and senator.

A crowd, of around 250 people descended on the Northeast Austin clinic after printed reports stated U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett would be speaking to the media. The assumption was [that]a question and answer session would take place after the official business of the clinic was done.

Organizers of the kids clinic and participants of the health fair were taken aback by the sudden and unexpected appearance of sign carrying citizens who had little or no interest in the fair itself, but instead, were more than eager to connect with their representatives.  Health-care reform supporters seemed to out numbered reform dissenters by about four to one.

One notable exception to the generally peaceful crowd occurred when an unidentified woman threw herself on the hood of Senator Cornyn’s Mercury. A small group of protesters, rushed in the direction of the Senator’s vehicle.   The Senator’s personal security man was all over the woman in an instant, growling menacingly at her. The Senator drove away, unscathed, leaving Congressman Doggett to deal with Cornyn’s supporters that remained behind.

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Cornyn supporters. The burnt orange tee-shirt reads: " A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." --Thomas Jefferson The blue tee-shirt reads: Young Conservatives of Texas, For 26 Years Supporting Fiscal Responsibility Lower Taxes Limited Government Strong National Defence Traditional Family Values

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The CommUnity Care healthy kids fair in Northeast Austin Saturday are taken by surprise by large crowd estimated to be in the hundreds.

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Crowds are dogging the steps of Congressman Lloyd Doggett in hopes of getting some answers about health care reform.

Supporters of Texas Senator John Cornyn gather around his veihicle.

Supporters of United States Senator John Cornyn, gather around his veihicle as he departs.

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Some were there to show their support for health care reform, others had some tough questions for the congressman.

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Congressman Doggett weighed in with his own thoughts on the bill. "...it's far from a perfect bill. I hope that we can make it better, it's designed to ensure that we have more competition, more individual choice and more opportunity for the millions of Americans who do not have access to health care to get it," Doggett said.

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Doggett responds to health care questions at fair.

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At the CommUnity Care healthy kids fair in Northeast Austin Saturday, Doggett responded to questions from a large crowd.

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Some of those in the crowd didn’t just ask questions of the congressman, but also argued with each other.

see also: Doggett responds to health care questions at fair, Right-Wing Turncoat Gives the Inside Scoop on Why Conservatives Are Rampaging Town Halls, The ‘Me-First, Screw You Crowd’ Are No Longer Hiding Their Antics

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