House Minority Leader, John Boehner, aka: Orange Man, is claiming his orange glow is natural and not due to the overuse of tanning beds. I’m not prejudiced against the Orange People, but remember that he did defend the taxation of tanning beds vehemently.
This is not earth shattering news, however he should embrace his orangeness.
Addressing the seemingly constant chatter about the orangey-tan color of his skin, House Minority Leader John Boehner told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Thursday that his eye-catching complexion is one hundred percent natural.
“I have never been in a tanning bed or used a tanning product,” explained the ranking Republican. He said that his mother and four of his twelve siblings also have the sun-kissed glow.
The explanation comes as only the latest in a string of recent instances where Boehner has found himself playing defense against questions and jokes made about the color of his skin.
Earlier this month during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the House leader was asked about a survey from Public Policy Polling indicating that 30 percent voters in his home state of Ohio think he “spends too much time on his tan.”
(14 percent of respondents signaled a belief he spends “about the right amount of time” working on his glow, while 4 percent said whatever he’s doing isn’t enough.)
Boehner told GMA host George Stephanopoulos that his critics “probably didn’t see me yesterday when I was out cutting my grass or riding my mountain bike.”
Another possible explanation could be Boehner’s love of golf and the reportedly high frequency at which he hits the links.
I’m not saying his lying, but remember this?:
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) wants to alert the public that today is the day the Affordable Care Act begins to destroy America, one tanning salon at a time. Boehner blasted out a press release and tweet warning about a 10 percent tax on indoor tanning beds, which goes into affect today, to help fund the Affordable Care Act. Citing a Wall Street Journal article, Boehner wrote, the tax is “causing all kinds of problems for business owners who provide tanning services.” Indeed, the Journal notes the horror one owner of a video store that also offers tanning beds will have to deal with.
Let’s hope he’s not radioactive. Natural!
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