Finding a Statesman

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“While the president is overseas I think it’s appropriate that people not be critical of him or our country.”
-Rep. John Boehner, (R-OH) House Speaker

Speaker Boehner this morning keeping himself above the political rhetoric after President Obama’s hot mic incident in South Korea. The President was speaking to Russia’s Dmitri Medvedev about a missile program and unaware of the microphones, said he would have more “flexibility” after the election.

Former Governor Mitt Romney immediately jumped on this and called President Obama’s conversation with Medvedev “an alarming and troubling development.”

NOWist Jonathan Capehart said Boehner’s above the fray comment show that “He’s a statesman in an institution that lacks Statesmen.”

Well put Jonathan. And well put Speaker Boehner.

Finding a Statesman

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