November 17th, 2010
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Political Circus: Boehner 'not a screamer'

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No anger management for Boehner

Apparently when soon-to-be House Speaker John Boehner gets angry, his voice goes from normal to soft, The Hill's Kris Kitto writes.

"Several of Boehner's confidants, past and present, confirm that he has that cool-as-a-cucumber temperament."
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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    OH HELL HE IS a shouter!!!! And he turns a deep RED. And please, do not do any more close ups on his face without putting makeup on him first!!! That picture on the TIME magazine cover did not do him any justice!!!

    The only thing I will shout now – MOVE AMERICA FORWARD and get things done in the most "bipartisan" way, and remember that our leader is still President Barack Obama!!

    November 17, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "Several of Boehner's confidants, past and present, confirm that he has that cool-as-a-cucumber temperament."
    Well he may not be a screamer but the Lord and the rest of America knows that he can be a sniveling, runny-nose, arrrgh, gasp, Oh-my-God, blubbering Boo-Hooer.
    And he can do it on CUE, at the drop of a hat, for NO reason whatsoever.
    Now that's what I look for in a leader right there! Yepper!

    November 17, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Where are the freaking jobs Boo-Hoo Boehner?

    November 17, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. Darth Vadik, CA

    Isn't this what the Republicans hated about Obama (amongst other things), his calmness???
    Didn't they say that it was a weakness to be calm, and that we need someone with a temperament...

    ...well of course they don't remember saying this, Republicans have very selective and forgetful memories on top of being hypocrites...

    ...anyway, I still say Boehner should be in Jail for passing $10,000 big tobacco checks on the floor of the house.

    November 17, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    We knew this already. He's not a screamer...he's a crybaby. In fact, Kleenex and Scott are fighting tooth and nail as we speak to win the contract to suplpy the GOP with their Congressional Tissues.

    November 17, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. Duck Fallas

    His wife is.

    November 17, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    He may not scream, but he sure is the biggest barfly in DC – with the lobbyists buying his influence and vote.

    November 17, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Not a screamer...more like a pillow biter...just ask Haliburton and BP.

    November 17, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |