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February 13, 2016

Boehner Waxes About Surly Drunks, His Tan

Speaker John A. Boehner finally graced “The Tonight Show” with an interview on Thursday, sharing bits and pieces about his upbringing, his famous tan and his high-pressure post with outgoing host Jay Leno.

The Ohio Republican seemed perfectly at ease on the late-night gabfest — he brought a hanky in case things got too heavy — casually chitchatting with Leno during a quick moving segment.

When probed about how his early life informed the man he is today, Boehner joked that learning how to negotiate with an army of siblings and, later, surly drunks, has proven integral to handling his day job.

And while he suggested that the caucus is largely unified behind its overarching goal, the GOP leader conceded there are still plenty of stumbling blocks to contend with along the way.


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  • Layla

    52 Million Americans no longer in the workforce, US Chamber pushing GOP leadership for amnesty/legalization, the administration is spying on us all, more people are losing health insurance than signing up for it.

    Yeah….everything is JUST DUCKY.

  • Dave K

    I love the comments from people who didn’t listen to what Boehner said, and don’t care. They just want to use this comment section to vent their hate on him. Boehner is a good man, with a hard job, doing the best he can.
    Thankfully, he doesn’t care what the haters say– he’s going to continue to do the right thing.

    • samrivers

      Dave — I think we need to get together and bypass eBay and do a couple of sales transactions. I’ve got a couple of bridges (one from Alaska to Russia and another from LA to Honolulu) available. I’ve also got some great beach front property in Somalia with some really friendly local folks handling the beach towels, drinks, etc.

      If you have cash, or can round up a cashiers check or the equivalent, I’m sure we can do a deal or so.

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