Is Speaker of the House John Boehner an alcoholic?
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Here’s an excerpted exchange, in context.
Scarborough: Let’s talk about John Boehner for a second. I hear it on the hill, I’m sure you hear it on the hill all the time. It is not reported, but so many Republicans tell me this is a guy who is not the hardest worker in the world. After 5:00, 6:00 at night, he’s disengaged at best. You can see him around town. He is not — he does not have the work hours of Newt Gingrich.
VandeHei: The bigger knock is that people feel…
Scarborough: Let’s start with that knock, though. Nobody is talking about it. Every Republican says that John Boehner, by 5:00 or 6:00 at night, you can see him at bars. He is not a hard worker.
Consider for a moment the meaning behind the host’s phrase “disengaged at best,” particularly in conjunction with the location of said disengagement… “at bars.”
Scarborough is undoubtedly being judiciously guarded in his speech.
In essence, what he’s saying is that John Boehner – now Speaker of the House of Representatives – is DRUNK by 5:00 or 6:00 at night.