Boston Globe: ‘Would Anyone Have Noticed if Bartender Succeeded in Poisoning John Boehner?’

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 at 9:05 am

Edgy stuff. Let’s not forget this is the same newspaper that lionized Ted Kennedy for four decades after he left a woman to die while in a drunken stupor.

The FBI says an Ohio bartender planned to kill House Speaker John Boehner last October by poisoning his drink at a country club.

The question is: Would anyone have noticed? Stories about Boehner’s drinking have circulated for years. His drinking inspired a blog called DrunkBoehner, and in 2010 he brought booze back to Washington. Had he been poisoned as planned, perhaps his pickled liver could have filtered out the toxins.

Luckily for Boehner and his supporters, Bartender Michael Robert Hoyt’s plan to poison him never came to pass. Hoyt – known as “Bartender Mike”—served Boehner drinks for five years at the Wetherington Country Club in West Chester, Ohio. Reports say Hoyt had been treated for a psychotic episode and stopped taking his prescribed medication. ABC News reports that Hoyt was indicted Jan. 7 on charges of threatening to murder Boehner after Hoyt was dismissed from his job. Hoyt allegedly commented on a 911 call that he was fired before he got the chance to “put something in John Boehner’s drink.”

So according to this “logic” only Boehner supporters would not want him poisoned. If someone said this about a Democrat we’d be hearing about hate speech.
Via Chris Coon on Twitter:


Update: In a shocking development, the story has been stealth edited with notification:

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2 Responses to “Boston Globe: ‘Would Anyone Have Noticed if Bartender Succeeded in Poisoning John Boehner?’”

  1. InRussetShadows on 14/14/15 at 12:05 pm

    Stuff like this is typical for liberal regimes in decline, whether that regime is an administration, a newspaper, or a city — they double down on the foolishness that is causing the decline. Eventually they will be so far down the well that death results, but they will be kicking, flailing, and cursing until the end. Sad, but the unexamined life does have its consequences.

  2. Neo on 14/14/15 at 4:33 pm

    Down the memory hole …

    Last night, an opinion piece was published on Boston.com that has since been adjusted to what you’ll see below. The original column made references to Speaker Boehner that were off-color and completely inappropriate. It reflected the opinions of one of our writers; what it did not reflect, by any standards, were the site’s collective values. Rather than remove any reference to it or pretend it didn’t happen, we are handling with transparency and self-awareness. We are sorry, and we will do better. –Corey Gottlieb, General Manager, Boston.com