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November 4th, 2010
09:21 AM ET

GTL (Golf. Tan. Lobbyists.) shaping Boehner's image?

"Golf. Tan. Lobbyists."

That's been deemed John Boehner's version of "GTL," the term coined by MTV’s “Jersey Shore” characters for their daily gym, tan and laundry routine.

Does this image shape the public's feelings about him?

Michael Grunwald, senior national correspondent at TIME Magazine, wrote the cover story on John Boehner out today. On American Morning, he tells Kiran Chetry about Boehner GTL and more serious details on how Boehner could shape the House.

What do you think of Boehner?

Filed under: American Morning • GOP • Politics
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Julie

    Annoying as Pelosi is, I hope they keep her so she can reach across the aisle and hand Boehner a tissue when he cries, he will not be able to do anything. Red will be his color instead of orange glow.
    They will meet with continual Deadlock. We only need to extend Health care for government pay only for all citizens.
    My son lives in Europe and enjoys the most superb quality health care. because that country now is neutral. Each male is expected to serve one year military, but, they found that they could spend their money on their citizen instead of wars, and in turn educate the rest of the world. Free education for any citizen. Not just rich doctors that play golf, and no need for insurance nightmare companies to pilfer funds from citizens.
    The more I hear of my son's new country, sorry, I feel this one is actually not so GREAT.

    November 6, 2010 at 10:10 am |

    His face and neck is reddish-orange because John Boehner looks to me like a drunk! The white as I have ever seen him was the other night on CNN, when he spoke about how long he had been running after the AMERICAN dream; but that didn't last long because he tried to stage a nostalgic, patriotic cry to the people and the cameras. His face changed colors again; right back to red! However, the cry may have been real; many drunks do have the urgency to cry a lot; especially after cursing, clowning and fighting!

    November 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm |
  3. Jay C

    And if the People think the GOP is going to help them, they are complete fools, they only care about lining their own pockets.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  4. MeLoN

    I agree – a phony is a phony – Boehner certainly couldn't be any worse than Pelosi. Obama hasn't shown any dignity at all. If the American people think the Democrats is out to help them – just look at the last four years or so when they controlled Congress and did nothing to help. When will the Democrats take responsibility for their actions instead of concentrating on blaming the GOP for the whole mess?... WAIT! ... There's no need to NOW – cuz a bunch of them just got fired.

    November 5, 2010 at 6:25 am |
  5. Pauly

    In 1995, the House was going to finally repeal subsidies for growing tobacco, because an addictive cancer-causing drug didn't seem like the most deserving recipient of taxpayers' cash - until Boehner walked the floor of the House handing out checks from tobacco lobbyists to his fellow elected representatives. They changed their minds. The subsidy stayed. Explaining his check-dispensing, Boehner says: "It's gone on here for a long time." So get your bids in: The House is open for business.

    November 5, 2010 at 6:13 am |
  6. a doubter

    His face is as orange as a highway safety cone. How anybody could take someone like that seriously is beyond me.

    November 4, 2010 at 11:11 am |
  7. Ralph

    I think Boner is a patheic piece of crap.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  8. Fred Robinson

    A phony is a phony. Perhaps the GOP leaders may join a tanning salon together and stay there for the next two years. The President displayed far more dignity and reflection than Abbott and Costello did yesterday. If the American people think the GOP is out to help them, wake up and smell the coffee.


    November 4, 2010 at 10:05 am |