Friday, November 05, 2010

Meet John Boehner's Brother

While most politicians on the conservative side have their personal lives gone through with a sort of CSI forensics scrutiny, the presumed next leader of the House of the Representatives John Boehner has avoided a lot of that. Imagine my surprise to find out that he has a brother who lives in Georgia. I was also surprised to find out that the Boehner family was pretty big. There were 12 children, 9 boys and 3 girls.

Greg Boehner is a small business owner and a Tea Party supporter. While not very politically active, choosing to live his life with as little attention as possible like most of us want to.
A tea party flag bearing the National Rifle Association logo hangs next to the serving window at the Front Porch, and Boehner said he shares his brother’s political beliefs. He campaigned for Republican Austin Scott in this year’s 8th District congressional race, but he doesn’t really like controversy.

He prefers a casual chat in local bars or just people-watching, he said.

Boehner has made only one trip to Washington, and that was on a legislative trip with the Licensed Beverage Association, he said. When his brother takes power Jan. 3, he does plan to be on hand, but he’d like to do some sightseeing, too. He wants to look for the name of a family friend on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall.

Greg found his way to Georgia after serving at Ft Benning and has now developed a taste for the life in the south including NASCAR, but some old habits are hard to break. He is still a Cincinnati Reds fan.

HT to That's Just Peachy

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