Maureen Dowd: The Surreal World: Capitol Hill
The Surreal World: Capitol Hill
NY Times Op-Ed: 1/6/2013
IT was hard not to feel sorry for John Boehner, wounded, weepy, mercilessly
flogged by Chris Christie. The miserable-looking Boehner was even scaring
After squeaking out re-election as House speaker when crazed conservatives
rebelled on Thursday, Boehner summoned gruff bonhomie as he presided at a
ceremonial swearing-in for House members.
But some of the kids posing for pictures seemed a little alarmed at
Boehners awkward pats, brusque small talk and barked orders when someone
posed the wrong way.