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Matt Taibbi, a reporter at The Rolling Stone (and a fantastic one at that) has done the legwork to get the facts behind some of my more subjective opinions. As always, it is great reading, but will leave you deflated and depressed. Read on anyway, you've gotta know this stuff.
Matt Taibbi: The Crying Shame of John Boehner
John Boehner is the ultimate Beltway hack, a man whose unmatched and self-serving skill at political survival has made him, after two decades in Washington, the hairy blue mold on the American congressional sandwich. The biographer who somewhere down the line tackles the question of Boehner's legacy will do well to simply throw out any references to party affiliation, because the thing that has made Boehner who he is — the thing that has finally lifted him to the apex of legislative power in America — has almost nothing to do with his being a Republican. . .
Read (much) more at: Rolling Stone