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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Will John Boehner Keep His Speakership?

Will Boner clear the shark?
Speaker of the House of Representatives is a lofty position, second in the line of succession to the Presidency, just after the Vice President. So it is puzzling that a fake-tanned, seemingly perpetually drunken, teary-eyed, clownish man like John Boner Boehner is the best the GOP House can elect to the position.When you throw in the fact that he's also spectacularly bad at his job, and that he's fought (and often lost) endless embarrassing political battles, it's especially odd that he's apparently going to keep his position. If I were Boehner, I'd withdraw my name, and just go back to being an ordinary Congressman. He'd get a lot more tavern time, and wouldn't have to work so hard to obscure the slurring.

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John Boehner is battered but likely to retain speakership

When Republicans chose John A. Boehner as House speaker two years ago, the former plastics salesman who had served two decades in Congress finally had the job he wanted.
Trouble was, he couldn't have picked a worse time. . .

Read more at: Los Angeles Times

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