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Let The Boehner Waterworks Begin

John Boehner just took the gavel from Nancy Pelosi....He talked about being transparent. No, it's not a stand-up comedy act. Earlier, Chris Matthews asked Elijah Cummings if it was within the purview of Darrell Issa's committee to go after

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John Boehner just took the gavel from Nancy Pelosi....He talked about being transparent. No, it's not a stand-up comedy act.

Earlier, Chris Matthews asked Elijah Cummings if it was within the purview of Darrell Issa's committee to go after the Justice Department and Eric Holder for not prosecuting the New Black Panthers and ACORN. It's full frontal Beltway Villager wisdom.

How quickly the Villagers forget about Boehner's transgression in Congress, when he handed out checks for the tobacco industry on the floor of the House.

John Boehner admits to giving bribes from Big Tobacco on the House floor...Why does the media consider him credible?

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.

Q: Were the checks from tobacco companies?

Boehner: Ahh, I think if my memory serves me correctly, I think it was a tobacco company, yes.

Here's what he had to say today:

Boehner said after taking the speaker's gavel. "Hard work and tough decisions will be required of the 112th Congress. No longer can we fall short. No longer can we kick the can down the road. The people voted to end business as usual, and today we begin carrying out their instructions."

Riiiiigght.

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