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September 15, 2010

The Aristocrat

Tom Williams/Roll Call via Getty Images
Tom Williams/Roll Call via Getty Images

With the GOP leadership lining up, full force, to retain Bush’s tax cuts for the rich, I was wondering, how come we never see pictures of guys like Boehner in trappings that connote his allegiance to the upper, upper classes?  (These watermarked photos are safely buried on the Getty site, having been captured by the good folks behind the Roll Call paywall.)

By the way: love the diving board.

(caption: AUGUST 13 House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, waits to speak at a fundraiser for Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., in Easton, Pa. Dent is being challenged for the PA-15 seat by democrat John Callahan. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call via Getty Images)

  • jmac

    Where’s the tea cup?

    Freedom Works’ (Nat TEa Party) President Kibbe said,

    FreedomWorks later this week will launch a new effort to attract support among minorities, calling it “Diverse Tea.”

    “There is this nagging perception that we’re not diverse enough,” Kibbe said.

  • http://twitter.com/marcsobel marc sobel

    Don’t you remember Fred Dalton Thompson red pickup truck that he had a staffer drive from town to town so he could drive the last two blocks and pose in overalls. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Dalton_Thompson#Senate_.281994.E2.80.932003.29

    Or Bush posing as a cowboy, or Reagan riding a horse.

  • http://agrippinaminor.com/scarabus/ Wayne Dickson

    That watermark sucks. Not your fault, I know.

    Brown from MA also made a big deal about his truck.

  • Nemo

    The more successful politicians are the ones who can straddle the divide between the plutocrats and the rest. The problem today is most reps in Washington are either members of the upper crust pretending to be regular folks, or aspiring to be of the upper crust. The fawning corporate media goes along with this game.
    Stupid questions like “who would you rather have a beer with Bush or (insert name here) reinforce the idea that these are regular folks. They are not.
    Have no idea how much $ Boehner has, but he seems to have stylised himself as of money.

  • David

    Well done, Michael!

  • Paul_D

    That tie balances out Boehner’s orange aura nicely.

  • jonst

    The fact that this grubby, ignorant, slimy, bagman for Phillip Morris (handing out campaign contributions on the floor of the House from PM)could be presented as an “Aristocrat” speaks volumes about our society today. And mind you, this is no swipe at the Bag…I have no doubts this guy IS seen as Aristocrat’ by today’s standards. What a friggin non-entity this guy is.

  • g

    There’s nothing that says “man of the people” better than gilt chiavari chairs.

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