The Wit and Wisdom of John Boehner
"You couldn’t get me to a Bengals game if you put a gun to my head."
"People’s key perception of the economy is based on how the stock market is doing. If it’s up, no problem. If it’s down, then Katie bar the door."
"Running’s for crazy people. I walk."
"Enron is an unfortunate situation. Regarding those who violated the law, they ought to be thrown in jail. You’ll see Enron and World Com execs facing the wrath of prosecutors."
"I’m waiting for the Senate to get off its rear end and hopefully we’ll get the bill protecting people’s pensions passed."
"The biggest issue right now is Iraq. It’s the beginning of an extensive national and international debate of whether we rid the world of terrorism. Sadaam is clearly a threat to the region and maybe the rest of the world. What do I know? I’m just a Congressman."
"Homeland security? Yes we will get a bill. It’s hard to take 170,000 employees from many different agencies and put them in one place and walk away. They can’t communicate effectively with each other now. It will be a work in progress to get it to be an agency that works together."
"One of the most pressing problems we have is still social security. Ignoring the problem isn’t going to solve it. We have five votes in the House, Democrats in the Senate and a president who won by a whisker. So the ability to drive real reform (is limited)."
"The Senate, they have more problems to defend than we do."
"The only way to keep in touch with the district and the country is to go see it."