They’ll call for Boehner’s head for this, no doubt.
Which I'm sure pleases him.
This is a family-friendly blog, so I have to edit slightly the comments of House Minority Leader John Boehner on Senator Obama:
“Now, listen, I’ve voted ‘present’ two or three times in my entire 25-year political career, where there might have been a conflict of interest and I didn’t feel like I should vote,” Boehner said. “In Congress, we have a red button, a green button and a yellow button, alright. Green means ‘yes,’ red means ‘no,’ and yellow means you’re a chicken sht. And the last thing we need in the White House, in the oval office, behind that big desk, is some chicken who wants to push this yellow button.”
Ben Smith reports further:
UPDATE: Boehner spokesman Don Seymour, er, clarifies: “Boehner’s point was that Barack Obama consistently avoided making tough decisions and taking tough votes, and voters need to know that. You can’t take a pass on a tough issue when you’re President of the United States.”
Let me translate Seymour for Smith: “He said it. Deal.”
PS: Yeah, yeah, how horrible it is that we can’t concentrate on the issues. Whatever. After all, it’s not like we can get a straight answer from Obama on any.