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Bloomberg.com channels The Onion:'Boehner Hobbled by Losses...Keeps Job No One Wants'
12-21-2012, 11:46 PM
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Bloomberg.com channels The Onion:'Boehner Hobbled by Losses...Keeps Job No One Wants'
Seriously, when I first came across this on Twitter, I thought it was a headline from The Onion -- but it's 100% serious --

Quote:Boehner Hobbled by Losses While He Keeps Job No One Wants

He lost control of his U.S. House caucus. He lost a chance to limit the impact of tax increases to only the most wealthy. And he lost face.

So far, he hasn’t lost his title as U.S. House speaker --in part because “no one wants that job,”
said Ron Bonjean, a former aide to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican. “Right now it’s a hard job to have.”

Boehner’s admission yesterday that he pulled his own deficit-reduction proposal from consideration because he didn’t have enough votes for it to pass is casting doubt on his leadership skills. To successfully manage an agreement now, Boehner, 63, will likely have to rely more on Democrats.

Full read:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-22...wants.html
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