It’s official now: Republicans control the House of Representatives and Ohio Congressman John Boehner is the new Speaker of the House.
There is much to admire in Boehner’s working class background. But somewhere along the way, he rejected his family’s Democratic Party roots and became a Republican.
Booted out of his party’s leadership a few years back, he’s returned in a major way. But he’s known for his amazing capacity to cry as much as for anything else.