Boehner Passed Up Chance to Trade Crazies With Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, holds Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Oh., arm as they talk during the First Nail Ceremony for the official launch of construction of the Inaugural platform where the President of the United States will take the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Photo: Cliff Owen

At a meeting of the top four congressional leaders earlier this month, Harry Reid tried to make light of the House's "Defund Obamacare" crew pushing John Boehner into a government shutdown and generally ruining his life. As the New York Times tells it, Reid told Boehner he would "trade two of the Senate’s more volatile members for two of the House’s." Boehner laughed and quickly replied, "You don’t want mine." It's nice that they can share some lighthearted moments before the "go fuck yourself"s start up again.