When Speaker John Boehner (R- Ohio) joked about how his busy schedule made him feel like a wind-up toy, his staff decided to give him a little gift.
On Boehner's 62nd birthday in 2011, the toy was moved into his Capitol Building office, and has been seen photobombing 29 times since then. The monkey is the "second most photographed subject" from Boehner's office and Flickr page.
Boehner's toy monkey made its first YouTube appearance on the Speaker's channel today.
"Every 15-30 minutes, they wind me up, and I do my thing," said Boehner in the video: