Camels Smoker John Boehner Joins Board of Major Tobacco Company

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Of course, he did.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Former House Speaker John Boehner has joined the board of Reynolds American Inc., the tobacco company said Thursday, a move that comes as it faces new pressure over menthol cigarettes.

Mr. Boehner, a noted cigarette smoker, resigned from the House last year after more than four years as speaker and almost a quarter century in the House. In an interview with the Journal last December, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he missed Mr. Boehner at work, but he didn’t miss his cigarette smoke.

“You could walk out here in the hall and close your eyes and you knew where to walk toward the odor emanating from the former speaker’s office,” Mr. McConnell said with a laugh. Mr. Boehner has said he smokes Camel Ultra Lights.

This is cronyism at its worse. Not shocking coming from the ultimate crony — John “Bendover” Boehner. And here we thought we were rid of him. But hey, at lease it’s a product that he believes in.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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