January 5, 2011

"Who Is Boehner's Super Tall Guy Friend/Staffer?"

"Has anyone else noticed that this man is enormous?"

34 comments:

Scott M said...

He's a DARPA test.

Lincolntf said...

I just hope that's the guy who covers Obama during intramural basketball.

Pastafarian said...

It's the angle of the shot, imho. He's only a few inches taller than Boehner. The woman walking with them looks pretty short, maybe 5'2".

MadisonMan said...

That's a deceiving picture because Boehner is only 4' 6" tall.

SteveR said...

I'm sure Titus will be interested

TWM said...

Every Don has an enforcer . . .

t-man said...

The author of this Atlantic piece is none other than Elspeth Reeve. She is the former The New Republic employee/wife of discredited "Baghdad Diarist" Thomas Beauchamp.

It's not surprising she would end up at Andrew Sullivan's Atlantic.

madAsHell said...

Linc -

I've seen video of Obama playing basketball. He's easy to defend.

He always goes to his left.

No, seriously....

Skyler said...

There seems to be a preoccupation here with judging people by their appearances lately.

The Crack Emcee said...

Speaking of friends, are you ever going to put me back on your bloggroll?

I've never taken you off mine,...

edutcher said...

If Boehner is 5' 9", the guy could be 6' 5" or so.

I know people in the Far Midwest won't believe it, but guys' average height is not 6' 2".

Clyde said...

It's Paul Bunyan, and he's gonna be brining the budget ax!

Clyde said...

"BRINGING"!

D'oh!

/homer

Titus said...

I am not interested. He is white.

MadisonMan said...

You have to brine the budget axe so it's nice and tender after cooking.

HDHouse said...

It's just that Boehner is such a midget.

Ann Althouse said...

"Speaking of friends, are you ever going to put me back on your bloggroll?"

I think you put the extra "g" in "blogroll" because you were thinking of "eggroll."

Anyway... I took you off the blogroll because you were posting nasty things about me and my husband. You're welcome to comment here, and I really like you, but I'm not going to front-page promote hate speech against myself. I mean, come on!

Scott M said...

It's just that Boehner is such a midget.

Sour grapes have ripened early this year. Not a surprise, mind you, just worth mentioning.

JAL said...

Surely one of our talented commenters here has got that cool facial recognition software all the CSI guys have, and can hack into the FBI files and tell us.

If not, then we still have Chip.

virgil xenophon said...

OK Ann, I accept your point about Crack, but what about Freeman Hunt, Theo, et al? I enjoyed the easy convenient side-jaunts just by clicking on the links at your site. Don't become part of the all too sadly, well under way destruction of the "Golden Age" of blogging when it was so easy to surf the net from link-to-link in a stream-of-consciousness fashion, ending up in fascinating places not found otherwise.

Lyle said...

Caesar's Lucius Vorenus.

EDH said...

Do you think it has something to do with Boehner's tan?

Blister in the Sun

Let me go on like I
Blister in the sun
Let me go on
Big hands, I know you're the one
.

Tim said...

He is actually a Capitol Hill police officer who is on Boehner's protection detail. He is huge; it is not from the photo angle, if I remember correctly he is probably 6'10 or 6'11.

Scott M said...

if I remember correctly he is probably 6'10 or 6'11.

"I do not envy you the headache you will have upon waking. But for now, sleep well...and dream of large women."

Because I Said So said...

I do believe that that is Jack Sickma, former 7' tall center for the Milwaukee Bucks

dont tread 2012 said...

He will need to be that big in order to carry all of Speaker Boehner's crying towels. I like Boehner - Pelosi just handed him the gavel.

Christy said...

Well done, Althouse. You just suggested Boehner is gay and all you did was hyper focus on a quote by a woman of demonstrated poor judgement. Why is it progressives love to think they are scaring conservatives? Progressives have such a rich fantasy life.

c3 said...

It should be noted that this comes at the end of a seemingly serious piece on the incoming Speaker's near term. Certainly an element of snark in the comment. Its reminiscent of Stephanopoulos' interview with Boehner ending with a question about the tan.

Not to be a thin-skinned partisan but I don't recall any "mainstream" news-person asking Nancy Pelosi about her face lift. Am I seeing a bit of bias here?

c3 said...

FYI. If it were a perspective thing then the tall guy would be in front of Rep. Boehner

sonicfrog said...

Boehner's a size queen!!!!

There! Someone had to say it!

JohnG said...

He certainly is enormous.

And tall too.

Loren Ibsen said...

Ron Taylor

Fred4Pres said...

Does he have steel teeth like "Jaws" from the Roger Moore/James Bond films?

Fred4Pres said...

"...but I'm not going to front-page promote hate speech against myself. I mean, come on!"


Tough love there!