Boehner says he sleeps well, doesn't get angry

AP News
Posted: Sep 15, 2011 5:17 PM
Boehner says he sleeps well, doesn't get angry

House Speaker John Boehner describes himself as "a pretty simple guy" who sleeps well and doesn't get angry despite the frustrations of working with a Democratic president and his own often-recalcitrant Republican colleagues.

Boehner, answering questions after a speech on jobs at the Economic Club of Washington D.C., compared his youth, when he grew up with 11 siblings, to his current job. The "chaos," he said, "is the same thing I deal with every day." He also learned from working in his father's bar in Cincinnati that "you have to learn to deal with every jackass who walks through the door."

Boehner said he was "happy that I got the job" of speaker, but added "I'm not having any fun. Somebody show me where the fun is."