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Boehner: You can call me Boner

Posted: 10:12 AM, Apr 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-28 15:27:14-04
Boehner: You can call me Boner

John Boehner finally said it.

It's the word many unfamiliar with the former Speaker of the House have mistakenly said when trying to pronounce his name. 

Yup. He said it. And apparently, Boehner doesn't care. 

“You can call me boner," Boehner said as he took the stage at Stanford University's CEMEX Auditorium on Wednesday evening, according to the university's student newspaper, The Stanford Daily.

He also told audience members at the talk, hosted by the Stanford Speakers Bureau, they could call him "beaner" and "jackass."

If only that was the most outlandish thing the West Chester native told the audience. Here's what else the student newspaper claims Boehner said at the public event: 

> Boehner called Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh." 

“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends," Boehner said. "I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

> He called presidential hopeful and Ohio Governor John Kasich needy.

“[Kasich] requires more effort on my behalf than all my other friends," Boehner said. "But he’s still my friend, and I love him."

> Boehner impersonated Clinton, saying “Oh I’m a woman, vote for me" and received a negative crowd reaction. He recovered when he said he had known Clinton for 25 years and finds her to be very accomplished and smart.

Boehner also speculated about surprises that could come closer to the Democratic National Convention if Hillary Clinton’s emails became a larger scandal.

“Don’t be shocked...if two weeks before the convention, here comes Joe Biden parachuting in and Barack Obama fanning the flames to make it all happen,” Boehner said.

> Boehner called Donald Trump one of his “texting buddies.” Boehner voted for Kasich in the Ohio Republican presidential primary, but said he'd vote for Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee. He would not, however, vote for Cruz. Ever. Seriously, not ever. Because apparently, Boehner doesn't make deals with the Devil. 

Read the full story from the paper, here. 

WCPO has reached out to the staff of the Stanford Daily for comment.