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Washington, D.C., pledges allegiance to the Red Sox Nation

Mass. politicians take time to laud the new champs

WASHINGTON — Sure, Jay Carney faced a sea of hostile questions about President Obama’s health care plan and the Senate’s latest rejection of a presidential nominee. But the White House spokesman swaggered to the microphone with the confidence and pride that can only come from Washington’s most valuable prop of the moment: his blue Red Sox cap.

“Take my picture,” he said. “What a great night, and I was up late with my son.”

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