John Boehner To WSJ: ‘I Need This Job Like I Need A Hole In The Head’

Source: Anjali Sareen /  Mediaite

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore sat down with House Speaker John Boehner for an interview about his feelings about the recently passed fiscal cliff deal and notes that at one point, Boehner said grimly, “I need this job like I need a hole in the head.”

Moore describes Boehner taking “long drags on one cigarette after another” throughout the interview and says he looked “battle weary” from the long and drawn out fiscal cliff negotiations. According to Moore, Boehner recounted a meeting with President Obama in which he was shocked to hear the president say, “we don’t have a spending problem.”

Boehner also addressed the “fuck you” heard around the country. Directing his anger at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Boehner said, was a product of being shocked at the things he heard were being said about him:

“Those days after Christmas, I was in Ohio, and Harry’s on the Senate floor calling me a dictator and all kinds of nasty things. You know, I don’t lose my temper. I never do. But I was shocked at what Harry was saying about me. I came back to town. Saw Harry at the White House. And that was when that was said.”

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