John Boehner Cries Some More


He’s cried on the floor of the House. He cried on election night. And in last night’s 60 Minutes interview, soon-to-be Speaker of the House John Boehner cried two more times — once while talking about offering children the American Dream, and once when his wife said she was proud of him. It would be easy to mock Boehner for his uncontrollable, unsightly blubbering, but you know what? It’s actually pretty refreshing. Here’s a politician who cares so much that his standard reaction to the merest hint of sentimentality is to break down in tears. We’ll take that any day over the cynicism and phoniness typical of many other politicians. That’s not to say we’d want to sit through Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with him.