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Boehner wouldn’t allow himself to be framed so regally if he had his own photographer. On Capitol Hill, the news wire guys have the scent now for anything smacking of 1%.
(photo credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times caption: Speaker John A. Boehner, center, left the chamber after the House voted to extend the payroll tax cut and extend unemployment benefits, despite the misgivings of members of both parties.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:This scary, floating, transparent head is the first and last reference to George Bush you’ll see this election season, guaranteed - based on a “one off” wire photo capturing Dubya’s reflection in a framed picture at RNC HQ. Of course, no one’s willing to say it out loud (at least on the GOP side), but the man’s a pariah.
(photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image caption: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (R) is reflected in a framed photograph of former President George W. Bush during a news conference at the Republican National Committee offices on Capitol Hill December 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. Boehner refused to answer questions about former Speaker and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s leadership while in the House during the 1990s.)
Whispering? Blowing a kiss? Once bit? (see bandaid on Reid’s hand)….Isn’t it funny the pics of Boehner (except for those sour shots on Saturday at the WH) always seem to show him compromised, even if his party refuses to….via Charlotte Observer
(photo: Harry Hamburg/AP caption: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., holds his hand up as he whispers to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, during a photo opportunity in the House Speaker’s office before a meeting on the debt limit increase on Capitol Hill in Washington on Saturday, July 23, 2011.)
In debt to China.
“We could sit here all night long, come to a compromise over raising some taxes, cutting government spending, et cetera, et cetera,” said President Obama. “Or we could just play a kickass game of mahjongg.”
1. President Boehner? Scary.
2. More pandering to Karzai. (And is Petraeus making fun of the Boehner photo op, or the larger state of affairs, as HK presses Congress people for U.S. to scale back?)
(photo: U.S Embassy Kabul Afghanistan caption: John A. Boehner, the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and a delegation of U.S. Representatives arrived in Kabul and met with President Karzai, Boehner also attended a memorial ceremony with General Petraeus and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry for 5 fallen soldiers at Bagram Airfield and then had dinner with Constituents.) U.S. Embassy Photo Set.
You’re okay now, dear. You were just having a nightmare.
(photo: Pool/Getty Images caption: House Speaker John Boehner (L) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid make a statement after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House April 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama invited back House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a late meeting Wednesday night to discuss ongoing negotiations on a funding bill to bring us through the end of the fiscal year.)