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Boehner Shoots Bizarre Video With Wind-Up Monkey Toy

The official government office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) posted to its website on Tuesday a slickly produced 40-second video centered on a wind-up toy monkey that sits in Boehner’s house.

The website says that the toy monkey is the second-most photographed subject (inadvertently) of the current session of Congress, aside from Boehner. “It all started in the fall of 2011, when Speaker Boehner joked in an interview that some days he felt like a windup toy because his jam-packed scheduled kept him so busy,” the site says.

“My staff gave it to me,” Boehner says in the video. “Every 15-30 minutes, they come in and wind me up and I do my thing.”

In 2013, Gawker published a manual for Boehner’s interns. The manual references the monkey and says it “shows his (Boehner’s) sense of humor.”

Watch via the Speaker’s office:

[Image via YouTube/screen grab]

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