Everyone knows Boehner throws the best parties.
C-SPAN viewers who tuned in to watch the late-running House votes at around 6:30 p.m. were treated to an odd sight. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) insisted that the clerk read an unusually long 55-page motion to recommit aloud — a process that took an excruciating 40 minutes, halting House business.
Squirmy Democrats began wondering what was going on. Soon an aide pulled up a blog post reporting that Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) had scheduled a 6 p.m. “Beach Party” fundraiser — at $250-$5,000 a head — at DC’s waterfront Cantina Marina.