What on earth is John Boehner doing hanging out in the Hamptons? Enjoying some mischief with the obnoxious Joy Behar, apparently.
Boehner — who was out in the Hamptons to campaign against Long Island Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop and attended a fundraiser for Lee Zeldin at the home of developer Joe Farrell — then jokingly put Behar in a headlock.
The moment was captured in a photo which appeared in Monday’s Page Six.
Behar told us, “Boehner was eating at Almond with four Secret Service agents in suits. Compared to everyone else in casual Hamptons attire, they really stood out. They looked like they were going to a wake.”
Behar, who was dining with her husband, Steve Janowitz, actor Ron Rifkin and his wife, Iva, said she baited Boehner as he got up from his table to leave the restaurant.
She said, “I couldn’t resist having some fun. I jumped up and told him to stop obstructing President Obama. I am sick of all this deadlock. Strangely, he replied, ‘I am Obama’s best friend.’ Then he put his arm around my neck and it looked like he was going to strangle me.” She added: “Boehner had quite a grip. For a guy who cries a lot, he’s physically quite strong.”
We can’t wait for this photo to show up in Democrat attack ads:
Bet he’s not the first person who thought of doing this.