There are many jokes to be made about House Speaker John Boehner‘s last name, which is not, in fact, pronounced like it is spelled. The speaker himself acknowledged the trouble people have with his name, joking about it — and taking a jab at a fellow politician who, in Boehner’s eyes, has it worse.
“People have trouble with my name. Is it Bainer? Bonner? Boner?,” he said.
He added, “Well, at least it’s not Weiner” — an allusion to (now-infamous) former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who resigned last year after tweeting a rather lewd photo of himself.
(If you can’t laugh at yourself, etc. etc …)
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