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John Boehner Caught In Bald-Faced Lie About Very Important Issue: Socks

Does John Boehner give hairdo tips too?It’s a good thing there aren’t lots and lots of important things going on, in this, our world, or this very compelling piece of news might have escaped the cycle! John Boehner made sport of poor Luke Russert, world’s greatest reporter besides Matthew Boyle, for not wearing socks! And then Luke Russert (who has an encyclopedic recall of John Boehner’s sartorial choices and local news appearances — kid is nothing if not in total mastery of what really matters), was all “You didn’t wear socks once on Washington state television!” Gotcha Boehner! OR DID HE? (Yes. He did.)

So Boehner was like YEAH BUT if you’re not wearing a tie it’s cool. And THEN the video in question was discovered and John Boehner WAS wearing a tie!

And this is what our fearless press corps is truth-squadding. Good job, everyone! Especially Luke Russert, who has not at all just proved himself even more of a prat.

[NationalJournal]

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  • WhiteyMcFlyover

    Preppy libel!!1!

  • http://www.wonkette.com Chill_Bill

    He didn't forget to wear socks, he forgot to wear high heals.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      …suspenders and a bra….he wished he'd been a girlie, just like his dear Papa.

      • thatsitfortheother1

        2 x 4 libel!

    • Callyson

      Sentaor Graham stole them from him. S'ok, they look better on Lindsey anyway…

  • Terry

    John Boener is trying to distract attention from the fact that he needs to remove Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee.

    • thatsitfortheother1

      Two words that don't belong together in a sentence…

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        "Boehner" and "attention"?

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          "Boehner" and "fact", I think

          • Terry

            Or Bachmann and Intelligence

          • Callyson

            I was going with House and Intelligence

          • CthuNHu

            Never mind the same sentence, Michele's rarely even in the same room as a Boehner.

            Marcus, on the other hand….

      • widestanceromance

        Intelligence and. . .all of them.

      • C_R_Eature

        None of those words are comfortable together in that sentence. If they could, they'd flee wildly away from each other.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Held together by the strong nucular farce.

          • C_R_Eature

            I'm gratified to see that you spelled "nucular" correctly.

    • Boojum

      In the interests of factual accuracy and McCarthyist homage, could we change it to the House Unintelligent Activities Committee?

  • Hera Sent Me

    Socksgate. The greatest political scandal since Spatsgate rocked in the country in 1908.

  • freakishlywrong

    The fuck is that fuck wearing? Clamdiggers? Jesus, Mary and Joseph, these people.

    • Terry

      He read a forwarded email that said there was going to be a flood that day.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Somebody should really tell Boner that capris are so last season.

    • C_R_Eature

      He doesn't believe in Global Warming and yet he's expecting floods.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    No socks on TV, please. We're British

  • CheeseNPear

    I'll say it: Why would anyone want to hide those lovely orange ankles?

    • Jus_Wonderin

      Tankles?

  • BklynIlluminati

    It's not a lie if you spray tan it

  • Sue4466

    What shitty journalistic standards. They were supposed to quote some Democrats saying Boehner was wearing a tie while not wearing socks. Fact checking = liberal bias.

  • ChernobylSoup

    Just like daddy. You've got (arguably) the second most powerful person in the government around and you're hobnobbing like you're at the fucking country club instead of doing your job.

  • Billmatic

    I love how the state of Valencia is in the same condition as its football team.

  • Goonemeritus

    John’s kind of a beatnik.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Of course, Luke the amazing investigative reporter, misses the real lies which is every tear that comes out of Boner's tanned leather face.

    It's too bad that dipshits like him can only investigate a real story if the perps laid a trail of bread crumbs to the spot marked X surrounded by flashing neon signs where they dig and find the bags marked with $ and the Monster of the Lake really was old man Dick Cheney.

  • freakishlywrong

    Intrepid media types are impossibly inane.
    "Fuck you, answer my question about the drought, climate change denier".

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      This+

      The first rule of interviewing I learned in my short-lived j-school career was "Never let the subject change the subject."

      • widestanceromance

        The first casualty of today's journalism is the first rule.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          That's the first thing that happens, as a rule.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I thought this post was going to be about the Clinton's cat.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      I never had sex with that feline.

  • freakishlywrong

    I loathe that self-hating woman next to him. Katherine whatever the fuck.

  • widestanceromance

    His socks were too full of tears to wear. And by tears, I mean, wine puke and tobacco syrup.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Wearing shoes without socks is almost as horrifying as wearing Birkenstocks with socks.

  • Baconzgood

    TUBE LIBEL!!!!!!!!

  • AncienReggie

    I was going to snark about silliness but then i saw the picture …
    So, Boehner's ankles, still a BFD.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Well — you can bet that capris for men are not gonna be the next big thing this fall.

  • SorosBot

    Luke Russert, proving once again that America is a pure meritocracy!

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "I'm John Boehner, and I'm not wearing any pants."

    • Angry_Marmot

      I might think better of him then.

  • Beowoof

    Wow, I understand why I can't afford socks, but Boner should be able to get himself a couple of pairs from that sweatshop he supports in China.

    • Boojum

      The one staffed by the child prostitutes owned by Mitt Romney?

  • freakishlywrong

    OT, but someone asked in earlier thread….Gohmert also asked, “It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?”

    • http://Wonkette.com MLHencken

      Because, yeah, whenever I go to see a movie, I'm all like: better strap on my piece just in case violence breaks out during a violent movie.

      I knew there was a reason why they installed metal detectors at the Whitestone Cinemas in the Bronx!

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid

    Luke Russert gets a Perpetual Pass on the TV because he has the shifty mannerisms of his Sainted Daddy, just like the Harris Boys are beloved on "Deadliest Catch" because of the late Captain Phil, no matter what the youngest one is snorting or shooting up in his bunk instead of baiting the pots.

    • C_R_Eature

      If Luke's last name wasn't "Russert", he'd be a stringer Entertainment beat reporter for the local FOX news station. He's disgracefully unqualified for the national news position he's keeping some truly smart person out of.

    • Angry_Marmot

      Baiting the pots? Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Your move, Rand Paul.

  • Trannysurprise

    Those fugly shoes/orange ankles in full view under the stall would turn away the most desperate shithouse cock goblin.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    Ah, the Monroe Street Bridge showing through the faux window behind them. We just lurv the bridge inspecting. Now if we could just inspect the rivets between the ears of those two Congresspersonages. All those cranial rivets and heavy iron widgets, are they going steampunk????

  • mookwrthwilson

    Luke Russert…true Murrican hero.

  • http://www.indiegogo.com/revive-vlad Doktor Zoom

    OT: President Obama just speaking about the Colorado shooting; it was at a campaign rally, and there was strangely incongruous campaign-style cheering at several points. People are weird.

    Also, he said that when he heard the news, he reacted like many parents. "My first thoughts were, what if Sasha and Malia had been at that theater?"

    Yeah, I'm bracing for what the witty folks in the Wingnutosphere will do with that line.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      "At 1 AM? Why would the President let his kds see a movie at 1AM? How could he be so irresponsible? Also, too, blah! Blah! Also!"

    • SorosBot

      "This just shows the President doesn't care about white people!" Yeah, I know it doesn't make sense, but the wingnuts think everything he says shows that.

    • JustPixelz

      If Sasha and Malia had been at the theatre, they'd have Secret Service guards. That is unless Judicial Watch gets their way.

      The rest of us are living in the NRA's full metal jacket world of easy access, large magazines and laws making it legal to carry and use guns almost anywhere, anytime, for any self-serving reason — such as "it was God's will".

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        The nutbags seem to have noticed that God ain't doing his will much these days (except when it comes to smiting red states with shitty climate weather), so they've taken it upon themselves to do it for Him.

        "If God had a Glock, this is what He'd do. I just know it."

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      And Louie Gohmert sayz the shootings were because 'Murica has abandoned Jeebus. We need moar Jebus and moar and moar gunz and this sorta thing wouldn't happen.

      • widestanceromance

        Someone needs to invent an automatic weapon that fires bullets made out of exploding Jeebus.

        Communion for today's Christian, if you will.

      • http://www.indiegogo.com/revive-vlad Doktor Zoom

        That fucker.

        It was inevitable that someone would say something of the sort, of course, but I guess he does get the chance to claim "FIRST!" in the global media comment thread.

      • C_R_Eature

        Awful Jackass.

        • emmelemm

          Is Awful.

          • C_R_Eature

            Yes. And a Jackass, also too.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    From that photo, it looks like Boehner was a cranky, miserable sod even in his youth.

  • Oblios_Cap

    It's really not much of a mystery.

    Boner left his socks on the station's bathroom after he finished filling them up with his oompah-loompah juice..

    • DahBoner

      No need to drag Snooki into this!

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Y'know, I never realized how much Luke Russert looks like Charles Grodin.

    Mama Russert was a rolling stone?

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Wait a minute – Boehner is carrying on about how we need alternative energy sources? How many years BFR (before full retard) was this video shot?

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Hey everybody! Look what I found!
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/louie-go

    • BaldarTFlagass

      If I still went to the movies (instead of waiting for the DVD and watching it at home), I would always carry a bazooka with me.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Batman was about Judeo-Christian values? Who knew?

    • TribecaMike

      Jesus tits, people actually vote for that idiot?

    • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

      He's right – good Christians are always packing heat, with plenty of extra ammo, ready to cut down any potential threat.

      • Taj_Mahalo

        Just like Jesus ("The Prince of Peace Through Superior Firepower") did!

      • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Fraudulently_Joe

        Clearly if someone had been armed and decided to try to return fire, in a dark, crowded, smoke-filled theater, that would have prevented this tragedy. By logic.

    • Dr_Zoidberg

      I fucking hate people sometimes.

      Scratch that – all the time.

    • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Fraudulently_Joe

      Since you are a former judge…

      Easily the most terrifying line of that entire interview.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      So, was the shooter reacting to attacks on Judeo-Christian values?
      Or was he attacking Judeo-Christian values?
      Or was he a value-challenged nutbar because of attacks on Judeo-Christian values?
      Or is Gomer just the biggest fucking idiot in all of Texas?

      One of those statements has a lot of evidence behind it.

  • JustPixelz

    So he had a little mix up on "drop cocks and grab your socks". Who hasn't made that mistake?

    • Jus_Wonderin

      Ironic, since he, and his ilk, are so focused on American's droping trou and grabbing their ankles.

  • http://Wonkette.com MLHencken

    In his defense, Boehner was wearing weejuns.

  • sbj1964

    Joe with no socks,you should see him in Heels.

  • http://www.notfrisco.com/colmatales/norton/proclaim.html#declaration Joshua Norton

    No Socks & Dress Shoes = Epic Stank Foot!

    Not even movie stars on the red carpet can pull that look off.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Does he really need to wear socks when he's wearing pantyhose?

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Being from the state of socks with sandals, I find that really, really gross.

    • WhiteyMcFlyover

      Prussia?

      • C_R_Eature

        Confusion?

    • Biff

      I have a deformed foot, which makes wearing shoes more painful. I wear Tivas all the time, and in the winter I sometimes add some nice Cabella's wool socks. Not all that dress the part, act the part…

    • Biff

      I didn't say anything wrong, but I've been put in moderation purgatory…

  • mavenmaven

    I would have been more impressed if he were wearing those vibram five toe things.

  • Antispandex

    I was going to go with a snark involving Boehner sans-culottes, but then I was thinking, like, Boehner without pants, and then I started to feel a little nauseous so I thought, hey, that would make Boehner on the side of the folks who aren't so rich and I was thinking, whoa, what are the odds of that, and then I was like all regretting those last couple of cocktails…

  • kittensdontlie

    The hosts were afraid to mention he forgot socks for fear of a misty eyed meltdown on his exquisite no-sockline ankle tan…and besides he did match the female host–she wasn't wearing socks! Double standard, you people….

  • An_Outhouse

    Luke Russert put the ass in legacy.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/hamsterpantsworld Hammiepants

    C'mon, y'all, he IS wearing socks. They're just orange, so you can't tell. Haters.

  • Dudleydidwrong

    Well, that photo perhaps answers the question: "Does Boehner shave his legs?" The photo isn't too clear, of course, but either he doesn't shave his legs or he hasn't washed his lower extremities in a month, possibly because he doesn't want to wash off the orange color. Either thesis works.

  • 12X34X

    Well, I mean, My God – who could ever forget those ankles?

  • C_R_Eature

    If Luke Russert was any kind of reporter at all, he'd have found out that Boehner had just attended the Equinox Festival at Eastport, Maryland. Everyone knows this.

    Geeze, he's so far out of his depth it's not funny.

  • OneYieldRegular

    First David Vitter with no pants, and now the Speaker of the House with no socks. I think this austerity thing has gone far enough.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    I'm getting a bit tired of all these GOP sox scandals.

  • Slim_Pickins

    Just wants to fit in so he dressed like the rubes in Eastern Washington.

  • christianmuslin

    White socks! I met the boner at a meet and greet for the GOP freshman class attended by business lobbyists. The man had a drink in one hand, a cigarette in the other (a meet and greet mind you), but what caught my attention most was he was wearing white socks with a dark suit. The midwest, from where I too originated, is soooo fashion forward!

  • ttommyunger

    Luke Russert: just one more reason I'm glad I don't watch the teevee machine. Frankly, I don't give a fuck what Congressman Drinky McFuckface wears or doesn't wear, except condoms. I sincerely hope he wears condoms, assuming he can still fuck, and fucks women, which are both doubtful at best.

  • DemonicRage

    Follow-up interview tomorrow, please. Banter among yourselves about when each of you likes to go commando. On a split-screen, show civilians being strafed by attack aircraft in Syria, to emphasize how vital this issue really is.

  • DahBoner

    Wearing Socks the cat?

    You bastards!!!!