We all know Rep. John Boehner likes to booze it up at the Republican National Convention – but couldn’t he lay off of the sauce DURING THE FLOOR ACTION?
- Part One of Boehner’s speech on Day Three Minority Leader John Boehner has a little too much to drink during Day 3 of the Republican National Convention and gets a little overzealous with the over-sized gavel. (LINK)
- Part 2 of Boehner’s speech on Day Three. Listening to the Boehner attempt to pronounce the name’s of the veteran’s comprising McCain’s Nomination Committee is downright painful. (LINK)
Did he really say “Mr. Plesident” at 5:36:56? And, just in case you have trouble viewing the videos above [WARNING: the audio isn't as good in the Youtube clip as it is in the CSPAN clips above, but content is the same]
POSTSCRIPT: Well, it turns out that the internet has been scrubbed of Boehner’s Day 3 speech. You can find video of Boehner from Day 2 (wearing the green tie), but you cannot find video of Day 3, where John was plastered (wearing blue tie).
CSPAN has taken all of the Youtube videos down, and they no longer include a link to Boehner on Day 2 on their archive site.
Conspiracy? Random chance? Not wanting to offend the new Majority Leader?
Regardless, Boehner’s drunken diatribe at the Republican National Convention is what started this whole blog. It’s a shame the video has become an urban myth.
I know it happened. I was there. It was all the talk of the Convention as things winded down.
I will continue to look for video evidence and update this page once it surfaces, but in the meantime if any readers stumble across this video, please drop us a line. Remember, it’s day 3, with the big gavel where Boehner is wearing the blue tie.