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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Boehner for president!?

We heard it. Today. On the House floor:
The scene: Rep. John Boehner, R-West Chester, enters from stage right. Wearing a gray suit and pink tie, the majority leader takes to the lectern and addresses the chair.

Mr. BOEHNER: Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to speak out of order for one moment.

The CHAIRMAN: The gentleman is recognized for one minute.

Mr. BOEHNER: I want to give all the members an idea of what the schedule for the day is. ... We expect to complete our week's work by 6:00 or 6:15 this evening ...

(Congressmen interrupt with unfettered bipartisan applause... A rare moment.)

UNIDENTIFIED CONGRESSMAN (possibly Rep. Chris Shays, R-Conn.): "Boehner for president!"


at 5:02 PM, June 29, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

how far to the Canadian border??

at 5:38 PM, June 29, 2006 Anonymous Wilma Fingerdoo said...

Quite teasing and leave! You don't want to be here, we don't want you here.

I don't get it, all i ever hear is liberals complaining, but as usual no action.

at 11:19 PM, June 29, 2006 Anonymous Willie Fisterbottom said...

McEwen '08!

at 8:53 PM, July 02, 2006 Blogger JD8 said...

All I ever hear is the "I am always" right blaming others for their repeated failures.

I guess effective government is too much to ask for, as the "I am always" right have proven by all their massive failures:

1. Failure to even try to stop 9/11 even after someone hands Rice a memo months before the attack warning of an imminent strike.

2. Failure to catch Osama bin Ladin. Inexcusable to rush into Iraq before finishing the job.

3. Failure to accurately read the intelligence before rushing into Iraq, particularly when so much of the rest of the world was telling us they weren't convinced.

4. Failure to plan for the Iraq occupation.

5. Failure to have adequate disaster recovery in FEMA.

6. Failure to respond to Katrina, saying "Your doing a heck of a job, Brownie" when the man was clearly derelict.

7. Failure to clean up Katrina.

8. Failure to acknowledge global warming even after Katrina, much more show some leadership on it.

9. Failure to "fix" Social Security (thank god)

10. Failure to "fix" immigration.

11. Failure to address skyrocketing energy prices.

12. Failure to come up with an energy plan.

13. Failure to lead any reforms in the wake of massive corruption scandals throughout the White House and Congress.

14. Failure to control government spending.

15. Failure to control the budget deficit.

16. Failure to control the trade deficit.

17. Failure to engage Iran and North Korea while they built up their nuclear programs.

18. Failure to convince the rest of the world we are a positive influence in the world.

19. Failure to find a way to combat terrorists while following the law, and still not catching Osama bin Ladin.

20. Failure to implement so many of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

And the Republican President and Congress are so so low in the polls, especially compared with the last President who a majority think was better on every single count:

W’s polls: http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob.htm

Republican job ratings: http://www.pollingreport.com/cong_rep.htm

Bill Clinton polls: http://www.pollingreport.com/clinton-.htm

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/05/12/bush.clinton.poll/index.html?section=cnn_ topstories

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