Minority Leader Boehner Pulls a Major Boner

No wonder we have so many problems in Washington!

The fun begins at the 2:29 mark on the video:

UPDATE 1/3/13:  Original video was deleted.  I have relinked to another version from CNN:

Boehner mixes up Constitution and Declaration
Glenn Thrush – November 05, 2009 – Politico

House Minority Leader John Boehner was fired up and ready to go at the Tea Party rally today.

He even held up his pocket copy of the Constitution, pledging to “stand here with our Founding Fathers, who wrote in the pre-amble: ‘We hold these truths to be self evident …”

Oops.

That would be the pre-amble to the Declaration of Independence that he’s reading.

The pre-amble to the Constitution (some of us can still sing the Schoolhouse Rock version):

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Asked about the mixup, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel shot back: “Both texts are vital to the liberty beloved by every American.”

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One Comment on “Minority Leader Boehner Pulls a Major Boner”

  1. az_conservative Says:

    Honestly, the Declaration of Independence is probably more relevant to our current situation, though the first paragraph would be better.

    When in the course of human events…

    My copy of the pocket Constitution starts with the Declaration.


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