Democrats Tee Off on Boehner
Democrats are showing Republicans they dont have a monopoly on political theatrics. Keying off a report that House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) hit the links this week while his party protested Democrats going on vacation without addressing gas prices, about a dozen Democratic interns dressed up in golf gear Friday morning to welcome Boehner back to the Capitol.
Carrying signs that read Golf & Oil Party and Fore! Dollar Gas, they chanted, Were hurting, theyre golfing, as Boehner stepped out of a black SUV and walked into the buildings southeast entrance.
Boehner, who offered no comment, was not amused. Moments later, he kicked off a news conference in which Republicans, for the sixth day running, challenged Democrats to come back in session and lift the federal ban on offshore drilling.