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Boehner Says “Read My Lips”

Ah bless his heart. Speaker John Boehner, in an attempt to stir confidence and excitement about his (and the Republicans actions), made a statement that – didn’t carry over so strong.

The new House Speaker is presiding over a budget debate in which any member can offer amendments to strip funding from various projects as Republicans promised during last fall’s midterm elections. Hundreds of amendments have been filed on a bill to keep the government running past a March 4 deadline.

The Ohio Republican ended his weekly news conference Thursday by saying, quote, “Read my lips: we’re going to cut spending.” The comment harked back to former president George H.W. Bush’s long-ago broken campaign promise to not raise taxes.

The plain-spoken Boehner quickly exited, saying off-stage, “I can’t believe I just said that.”

Keeping trying Mr. Boehner, keep trying…