Meet Speaker Boehner

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

Toby Harnden digs deep into the past of the man Barack Obama has made the target of his blame-game wrath — and finds the heart of America: 

Mrs Meineke [John Boehner's sister] said that at family gatherings at Andy’s Bar Mr Boehner’s nephews were more impressed by his Secret Service guards than the Congressman himself. “You see how he talks to Obama. He tells it how it is, right there in black and white. If all they can find on him is that he plays golf and he has a tan, well, whatever.”

It’s a well done story with a headline that wouldn’t appear stateside: 

John Boehner: the second of 12 kids from Ohio who is Barack Obama’s elitist target
The White House is attempting to cling on to Democratic control of Washington by portraying an Ohio congressman who grew up in near poverty as an elitist country club Republican controlled by wealthy lobbyists.

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