Boehner

My chalupa, you forgot the sour cream (bursts into tears).

Via Washington Whispers:

On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, started to sob at a Taco Bell event, but it wasn’t because the salsa was too spicy.

Boehner made a brief cameo at a gathering sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as the former gave the latter $30 million to help teens graduate from high school. (Taco Bell employs many teens, so that’s the connection.)

“Some of you know how I am about these things,” Boehner said, choking back tears while praising the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs. “We need to do a better job at educating more American kids. We live in America, for goodness’ sake.”

Boehner stood alongside former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, a longtime advocate for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, who told Whispers she was touched by Boehner’s near-tears. “He’s so sweet,” she said. Rowland, in fact, felt similarly about all the members of Congress. “These people are dealing with so much on a regular day-to-day schedule,” she said, complimenting them for “carv[ing] out this space in their heart” for issues like America’s teenagers.

“You’ve got to respect those people who are in politics,” she said.

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