Boehner's gotta up his game ... of golf
June 7th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
10 years ago

Boehner's gotta up his game ... of golf

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said he's "gotta get my golf game in shape" before he plays with the president in a few weeks.

"I played so bad yesterday and it was nothing to brag about. So I gotta get my golf game in shape," Boehner told reporters in Middletown, Ohio Tuesday. "I am playing with the president and vice president."

Boehner and the frequent golf playing President Obama are set to hit the links June 18th.

He also said it might be a good idea to trade a trillion dollars per stroke, a reference to the money Boehner hopes to cut from the annual budget.

"That will be a wonderful day. I'm dead serious," Boehner said. "It's golf!"

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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. vet in texas

    Funny how one on one the GOP are civil, but when trying to get elected, asked to speak on conservative media......they become cheerleaders of vitrol. Where is the true conservative who speaks up and says....."in all honesty this has been done by the W, GW, and Reagan administrations", or "this was a republican idea in the past", or "Obama didn't have anything to do with that regulation, it was signed by W".........unfortunately, that doesn't sell donations, get ratings, or pay for advertising. The other way, sells gold, computer storage/security, flowers, and emergency food. How long does it take for people to realize they aren't what they are telling you to be! I all for having your values, beliefs, etc., but without admitting how we got the first $11 trillion, how 4,459 americans lost their lives doing their job IN THE WRONG COUNTRY, and how the first 8 months were spent "cutting brush" instead of finding the 19 hijackers based the letters and memos left by the Clinton administration, then computer storage/security software, non edible and unable to get back change gold, and emergency food insurance, will continue to be peddled in the name of conservatism.

    June 7, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. Linton

    Ahem – it's "I played so badly....." – he can't even speak English!

    Yeah, l;ast year he spent $84,000 on green fees....has to up his gae before next week....."Jobs? What jobs? I didn't promise to creat jobs!!! Well, maybe I did, does my caddy count?"- J. Boehner

    June 7, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  3. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    When he plays golf with President Obama...will that be considered "palling around with Socialists" to be used against him when he runs for reelection?

    June 7, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  4. DIANA

    Yeah, that's more important that getting the economy back on track. You'll have plenty of time getting your game back after 2012.

    June 7, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    God what I wouldn't give to have Bonehead boinked on the head by a golf ball or better yet a club!! lol

    June 7, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Maybe there won't be microphones around and the non-intellectual side of the President can whisper a few things in Bonehead's ear that'd sober the s.o.b. right up.

    June 7, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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