Tuesday, August 24, 2010

In His Own Words; Why John Boehner Handed Out Tobacco Lobby Checks On the House Floor



Some may call it a distortion of the facts, but the man who did it has fessed up. We've all heard the story about the day in 1995 when the Republican leadership handed out checks from the tobacco lobby to members of Congress on the floor of the House of Representatives. And handing out checks was the then number four ranking Republican.

Today he is the House Minority Leader, and has designs on the Speakership should the Republicans take the House in November. What John Boehner (R-OH) did in 1995 was entirely against House rules, but it didn't stop him from passing out checks from Big Tobacco when a vote was considered to end tobacco subsidies.

To no one's surprise, the subsidy was saved.

In the video below Boehner admits he passed out checks on the House floor, and offers an explanation.

4 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

Maybe that's not a tan he has. It is just nicotine stain from all the tobacco rubbed all over his body.

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Jerry- You know what his campaign slogan is?

"A golf course near every lot, a tanning bed in every cellar"....with apologies to Herbert Hoover.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08BAfKCfu74&feature=related

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Anon- Nice. What's your point?

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