TLP: If Glenn Beck Turns On Him, It's Over
You have to think that this is not quite how John Boehner expected he'd be treated by Fox News less than a month into his gig as House speaker.
You know The Huffington Post is loving this:
Bill O'Reilly expressed concern about Speaker of the House John Boehner's emotional stability on his Friday show, and said that international leaders were "laughing" at him and calling him a "sissy."Hmm, if perception is reality, O'Reilly might want to keep his thoughts about a shirtless, bear-wrestling Putin to himself. Anyway, Wallace did ask Boehner about all the boohooing, and the speaker said it was no big thing.
O'Reilly was speaking to Fox News colleague Chris Wallace, who will interview Boehner on Sunday. "He's got to get his emotions under control," O'Reilly said. He posited that President Obama may have been trying to make Boehner cry during the State of the Union address. He then compared him to two American icons.
"You've got your George Pattons, you've got your George Washingtons--stoic, tough," O'Reilly said. "A lot of Americans, you know, well if the guy's crying every two minutes, does that mean he's strong, does that impact on his credibility?"
He said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was "laughing" at Boehner because, while he was "wrestling polar bears without his shirt, and has never cried in his life, he's going, 'look at this sissy.' Perception is reality."
"I wear my emotions on my sleeve," he said when asked to respond to critics who say his tendency to shed tears makes him look "weak" or "strange." "I'm not going to apologize for being emotionally attached to the things I feel most strongly about."And then Wallace had to piss Boehner off and ask him about smoking. "Why do you bring this up again?" Boener responded. "It's a legal product. I choose to smoke it. Leave me alone."
It's almost enough to make a guy cry.