Saturday, June 27, 2009

The John Boehner if he were Dean Martin during Rat Pack reunion on the stage of the Sands.

Hey pallies, as Dinofaithful readers know I tries to keep ilovedinomartin apolitico...but does likes to share Dinorefs from all over the Dinospectrum as on occasion even in the political arena.

Well here is a cool Dinoref 'bout Ohio representative John Boehner who previously in this blogg has been referred to as the Dean Martin on Capitol Hill. As you recall Mr. Boehner and our Dino have much in common...both comes from Ohio, both loves to play golf, and both loves their smokes...

This comes from a cool post by Glenn Thrush on the Politico blogg...just clicks on tagg of this Dinopost to go there. Loves seein' the name of our Dino lifted up in so many many Dinodifferent Dinoways... Dinolovin', DMP

June 26, 2009
Categories: Energy

The John Boehner Experience UPDATED

UPDATE: It's over after an hour.

John Boehner is doing his version of a filibuster on the climate bill, cheered by a loose and happy handful of GOP diehards egging him on as if he were Dean Martin during Rat Pack reunion on the stage of the Sands.

Right now, he's about halfway through his dramatic reading of the 300-plus page "manager's amendment" of the bill, cycling through the fine print in a gravelly Midwesterner's voice — unencumbered by any time limits under arcane House custom.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared momentarily on the floor and left quickly, wearing an arctic white pantsuit, perhaps to represent the purity of a more promising environmental future.

There's a serious undertone here: The Democrats probably have the votes needed for passage, but some Dems have e-mailed me, nervous about how long they could hold the line if the minority leader keeps at it for a few more hours.

"This won't last too long," joked a Democratic aide, "He's got to take a break for a smoke."

Early on, Boehner was interrupted by Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who asked "Do we have historical records that might be broken tonight in an attempt to try to get some members to leave during a close vote?"

Waxman was referring to last Thursday, when the GOP broke a day-voting record by calling for 53 procedural votes, grinding the House business to halt.

Boehner hit back: "The chairman has had his 30 years to put this bill together," a reference to Waxman's push for a similar bill in the early 1980s.

The California Democrat, known for holding his tongue and biding his time, slumped back into his chair and began working his BlackBerry.

Rep. John Dingell, whom Waxman deposed as the committee's chairman earlier this year, was under no such obligation to remain in the chamber.

About a half an hour into Boehner's spiel, he collected his crutches, winked at a staffer sitting next to him and headed for the exits.

By Glenn Thrush 06:13 PM


Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Great post. I love reading the sort of things.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, if I remember correctly you are quite the fan of J.B.....and btw, one thin' I forgot to mention that Boehner and our Dino have in common...both are quite the tan man's.....