C&Ler Dan sent in this clip to us. I know we wrote about Boehner's tobacco ties when he fought to become minority leader ... In this 1996 documentary by PBS called "The People and the Power Game," John Boehner is caught red-handed in an amazing act of corruption, and his biggest critics are fellow Republicans.
Boehner: Mine asked me to give out a half dozen checks quickly before we got to the end of the month and I complied. I did it on the House floor which I regret and I should not have done, it's not a violation of the House rules, but it's a practice that's gone on here for a long time.
Were the checks from tobacco companies?
Boehner: Ahh, I think if my memory serves me correctly, I think it was a tobacco company, yes.
Q)....but in this case tobacco's well timed contributions helped save its subsidy. The people that were passing out the checks won.
So how did he become their leader in the HOUSE? Oh right, being corrupt is just fine for Republicans, but they put a hold on the Solis nomination for something her husband is involved in and she had nothing to do with.
And yet the media uses John Boehner as a spokesman bashing the stimulus package as if he's been a clean member of the Republican party.