Signs You May be Drunk #12 (Forgetting Important Details About your Family)

December 15, 2010

John Boehner, when asked whether he agrees with those who say that extending unemployment benefits makes the jobless less motivated to find work:

“No, I’ve got real empathy for those who are unemployed…. I’ve got 11 brothers and sisters. I know three of my brothers lost their jobs. I’m not sure whether they have found jobs yet. So I’ve got a lot of empathy for those that are caught in this economic downturn.”



Boehner Booze Watch Meter Seismic Activity

December 13, 2010

John Boehner Pulls an Edmund Muskie

One of the things I enjoy most about this blog is reading the site traffic stats.  I can view the daily traffic stats over time and they read like a seismograph of alcoholic activity located in the lower region of John Boehner’s liver.

I unfortunately don’t have the time to check in daily and update as often as I would like, however, I can always tell something has happened in the political cosmos involving our beloved boozer when I look at the hits per day. It usually means one of a number of or combination of things: John Boehner has gone on a tirade in some interview and made a silly or candid quote.  I’ve been linked from somewhere else.  John Boehner has be videotaped or recorded – drunk, in public – again.  Or as in today’s case: John Boehner cried.

And the thing that’s so great, is that all of these items usually have one simple, internet search theme involving a variation of two words in common: “Drunk Boehner.”  Key word searches read like spikes on an alcohol Richter scale.

Case in point are a sample of today’s search engine gems:

john boehner drunk 68
john boehner alcoholic 65
boehner alcoholic 56
boehner drunk 32
is john boehner an alcoholic 19
john boehner alcoholism 15
boehner alcoholism 7
is boehner an alcoholic 6
john boehner drinking problem 6
Other search terms 151

Undoubtedly, today’s influx in traffic is related to Boehner’s sobbing display on last nights 60 Minutes interview with Leslie Stahl.

If you haven’t seen the clip, check out the 5-minute highlight clip link here.

C’Mon Boehner!  Get it together man…Democrats are supposed to be the Party of Whimps dude!  You’re pulling a Muskie!

I wonder what Dick Morris would have to say about Boehner after accusing then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of having a “psychological breakdown” on the campaign trail when she cried back in 2008.

I found this cool CNN video about politicians crying.  They ask lot’s of important questions about women crying in politics:

Yet I digress…There’s nothing wrong with a grown man crying.  I’m still lead to tears everytime I watch the scene where the mom dies in the movie “The Bear”. (For those of you that just want to skip ahead to the death scene fast forward to about the 4:20 mark).  But when Boehner breaks it down for Stahl, and explains why he can’t visit schools anymore, he creepily moves from the category of a leader not afraid to show he has a heart, to an emotional basketcase.

Stahl: On election night, what made you sad, what got to you that night?

Boehner: I was talking, trying to talk about the fact that I’ve been chasing the American Dream my whole career. There’s some things that are very difficult to talk about. Family. Kids. I can’t go to a school anymore. I used to go to a lot of schools. And you see all these little kids running around. Can’t talk about it.

Stahl: Why?

Boehner: Making sure that these kids have a shot at the American Dream, like I did. It’s important.


John, please stop mixing the booze with the anti-depressants.

Boozy Politicians

December 13, 2010

John Boehner may be “Bringin’ Boozy Back”, but Daily Beast takes us on a fun trip through memory lane remembering some of our favorite drunken politicos.

Boozer Hall of Fame:


Boehner Booze Quote of the Day

December 13, 2010

Asked whether he would agree to what Obama has jokingly called a “slurpee summit,” Boehner replied, “I don’t know about a slurpee. How about a glass of merlot?”

And Boehner claims Obama is the one in denial?

Signs You May be a Drunk #11 (Speaking your Mind)

November 25, 2010

Boehner’s infamous “HELL NO WE CAN’T!” healthcare speech.  Things get volatile around the 1-minute mark.

Interestingly, when MSNBC’s coverage went back to the anchor desk following this passionate speech, the first thing anyone said corroborated any suspicions of Boehner’s sobriety. Conservative-ish reporter Bob Franken, formerly of CNN, said something like it appeared Boehner had had an extra drink before the speech.

Signs You May be a Drunk #10 (Taking Pleasure in Completing Ordinary Tasks)

November 25, 2010

“Listen, I don’t have much of a life, but I have a little. And that little bit of life I have — I like to cut my own grass, wash and iron my own shirts, drink some red wine, smoke a few cigarettes from time to time, play golf,” he said. “And frankly, I’m not willing to give up that little bit of life that I have for some job I don’t need.” – John Boehner

Read More Here.

Signs you May be a Drunk #9 (Adulterous Relationships)

November 25, 2010

John Boehner’s liquid courage infused charm is working. Case in point, Democrat Bill Owens (NY-23) is indicating he may jump ship and leave his longtime girlfriend Nancy Pelosi and move in with John Boehner, by supporting the incoming Minority Leader for Speaker of the House.

Well, it turns out Owens himself may have been riding a little high on the false confidence of a few too many, now backing off of his initial comments indicating that he was merely “…blowing off a little steam because [he] was agitated that neither one of them had responded to [him]…”

There’s one the thing for certain: alcohol = drama.