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V.P. Boehner? Not If He Has To Go To Funerals, The Speaker Jokes

One of House Speaker John Boehner's tearful moments came as he took over from Democrat Nancy Pelosi last January. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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One of House Speaker John Boehner's tearful moments came as he took over from Democrat Nancy Pelosi last January.

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There was a funny moment during House Speaker John Boehner's appearance at The Economic Club of Washington a few minutes ago.

Asked if he might be a possible Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012, Boehner — who's known for his habit of tearing up — joked that it's unlikely he'd be good for that job:

"It's hard enough for me to go to funerals of people I know, much less don't know."

Our post on the substance of his address is here: "Boehner Pushes GOP Ideas On Overhauling Taxes."