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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.


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  1. Terry

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

          1. CthuNHu

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

            Marcus, on the other hand….

      1. C_R_Eature

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

    1. Boojum

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

  2. Hera Sent Me

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. freakishlywrong

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

  7. widestanceromance

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

  8. BaldarTFlagass

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

  9. AncienReggie

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

  10. SayItWithWookies

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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?”

    1. 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!

  13. 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.

    1. 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.

  14. Trannysurprise

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

  15. 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????

  16. 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.

    1. 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!"

    2. 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.

    3. 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".

      1. 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."

      1. widestanceromance

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

        Communion for today's Christian, if you will.

      2. 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.

  17. Biel_ze_Bubba

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

  18. 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..

  19. 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?

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  20. JustPixelz

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

    1. Jus_Wonderin

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

    1. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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….

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

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