Distinguished pol of the week

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio vehemently rebukes conservative groups who oppose the pending bipartisan budget compromise struck by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner said the GOP leadership has had enough tea party-driven intransigence in Congress and he doesn’t care what they think. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Speaker John Boehner during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Kudos go to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for forging the budget deal. But nothing comes close to the House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for putting his credibility on the line and providing this memorable moment

For that we say, well done, Mr. Speaker.

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