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Monday, January 30, 2012 10:06 AM

I don’t know if you guys read the small brief on page 3 about Chad Ochocinco and Speaker of the House John Boehner but I’m still snickering about it.

Apparently, Mr. Ocho lives on another planet and didn’t know who Boehner was when he caught some of the broadcast of the president’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

“Who is that frowning man behind the president?” he asked.

The New England Patriots wide receiver is not shy and dropped Boehner a Tweet Tuesday night asking if he was OK. On Wednesday, he asked him if he was in better spirits.

Boehner thanked Chad, wished him luck in the Super Bowl and told him he’d be seeing the Bengals in the playoffs next year.
The whole thing tickled me because I have noticed the demeanor of our Mr. Boehner. You have to admit, Boehner always looks like he smells something Ringo might have left behind. He is so busy making sure everyone knows how disgusted he is with the president and his party that he always looks pinched; like he needs M.O.M. Perhaps if he stopped worrying about the Democrats so much and started worrying a little more about you and me, things would look up for everyone. I find the whole Republican/Democrat thing a little tiresome. I think it’s about time these guys who are paid to fix our problems actually worked on that instead of trying to convince everyone the mess we’re in is everyone’s fault but theirs.

If Congress wants a balanced budget, why don’t they balance it? If they want to whittle down the deficit, why don’t they? They are the only ones with the power to do so. So one has to assume they don’t want to or they’d stop all this crazy, childish behavior and do something about it.

Of course Mr. Ochocinco is doing so well, he doesn’t haven’t to worry about what Congress is doing — much less who they are. However, I am touched by his seemingly-genuine concern for someone he doesn’t know.

Little of what Boehner or anyone in Congress does really affects him. Unless, of course, Washington starts sticking its nose in the NFL. If that happens, Ochocinco, you better do more than Tweet him.


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