Former Congressman John Boehner (R-OH) is best known for being the Speaker of the House during the back half of President Obama’s tenure in office. Since stepping down from office in 2015, Boehner has apparently been doing his best to enjoy life as a private citizen, advising at a law firm and appearing in a spoof video with Barry O. at last year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
How much Boehner was really enjoying himself, however, we weren’t sure of until now. As a former Speaker of the House, Boehner’s name is tossed around anytime potential future presidential runs are gossiped over.
According to an article from the Associated Press, while speaking at an energy conference (baller as hell in its own right), Boehner instead used the presidential rumors to drop the hottest quote of 2017:
And unsurprisingly, Boehner said he doesn’t want to be president.
“I drink red wine. I smoke cigarettes. I golf. I cut my own grass. I iron my own clothes. And I’m not willing to give all that up to be president,” he said.
Mic drop. John Boehner is too busy getting wine drunk, ripping cigs, playing 18, keeping his lawn pristine, and making sure he’s wrinkle free to even worry about being the most powerful man on the planet.
This guy has absolutely vaulted up my power rankings of my dream golf-foursome. Sharing a cart with Boehner while he throws back wine out of a Yeti before draining 15-foot putts is a bucket list item for me at this point.
This might be a sign for anyone not to get into politics, as one of the most powerful guys in the country is now far happier riding his mower with a Marlboro dangling from his lips than working on policy. .
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