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November 28, 2014

HOT BLAST: The House Speaker and his toy monkey

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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:40 pm | Updated: 1:50 pm, Tue Aug 26, 2014.

You can't make this stuff up.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has released a video titled, "The Monkey in the Room." It stars the speaker and a windup toy monkey.

Really.

Watch it here.

The backstory was covered this morning in The Washington Post; you can read that here. The short version is the monkey was a gag gift from his staff, and the speaker has kept it prominently on display in his office.

Give Boehner credit. A good laugh is invaluable sometimes. Especially in politics.

-- Phillip Tutor

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