Stumping for “Sicko”

Michael Moore testified at an informational briefing today in Sacramento hosted by Sen. Sheila Kuehl, but it was like preaching to the converted. The dozen or saw lawmakers there all were advocates of a single-payer health care system.

Rather, it was a pretty well-calibrated publicity windfall for his film “Sicko,” which takes aim at the healthcare system and the insurance industry.

“I’d like to see executives of these companies in a perp walk in handcuffs,” Moore said.

Moore acknowledged that the event, which was followed by a rally and screening, will help publicize the film.

Asked during a news conference if he was worried the film might be used by Democratic politicians to promote their agenda, Moore replied, “I thought it was the other way around.”

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