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Another Boehner boner:
House Minority Leader John Boehner torched President Barack Obama Wednesday for his European trip to pitch the Chicago Olympics bid, criticizing the president for "going to go off to Copenhagen when we’ve got serious issues here at home that need to be debated."
"Listen I think it’s a great idea to promote Chicago but he’s the president of the United States, not the mayor of Chicago," Boehner said. "And the problems we have here at home affect all Americans and that’s where his attention ought to be."
Let’s tee this one up:
During the ongoing saga of the House’s "Phantom Session," two items have caught Capitol Briefing’s eye:
Item 1: On Monday, John McCain joined the party by declaring "Congress should come back into session," for an energy vote. "I am willing to come back off the campaign trail," he said.
Item 2: On Tuesday, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) issued a release commending McCain for his call, trashing Barack Obama and adding: "While Democrats left town for a month-long break, House Republicans have stayed behind and continued to demand a vote on the American Energy Act, which will help lower energy prices and liberate America from its dependence on foreign oil."
Boehner was around for the start of the fake House session Friday but then left town and hasn’t been back since. Even former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) showed up today to rally with his GOP comrades, but the current party leader was nowhere to be seen.
What’s Boehner been up to? His office says he’s been in Ohio raising money for his political action committee, the Freedom Project, and that he should be back in D.C. later this week. He’s also doing 18 events in August for GOP candidates across the country.
But Boehner also has found time to squeeze in a couple rounds of golf. Scores reported by Boehner himself to a United States Golf Association site show that he posted an 85 sometime this week at his home course, Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester, Ohio. Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said he wasn’t exactly sure of the details of Boehner’s 18 holes, but that he felt confident that "if he did play at home, it was over the weekend."
Golf carts are electric. I just thought I would mention that….