Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:19 PM
Stonepounder (554 posts)
Good Lord. John Boehner actually did something nice.
Here is Cincinnati there is a local story about a young man with Down's Syndrome who has been more or less adopted by the Reds. He is an avid fan, and a few years back he won a charity auction to be an honorary bat boy for a day. Even though the position was for a boy 15-19 and the winner was 29, the Reds went ahead and bent the rules and he became an unofficial bat boy, complete with uniform and ended up with a score card autographed by Dusty Baker (manager) and several of the players. He has since become a fixture at Reds games.
Last week, John Boehner reached out the the young man's family and invited them to be his guests at the SOTU address, as representatives of those with developmental handicaps. They are residents of Boehner's district and as far as I can tell there is no real political motivation here, just a local congressman doing something nice for a local minor celebrity.
For one of the very few times I can remember, I applaud John Boehner for his actions.
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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:21 PM
nadinbrzezinski (143,697 posts)
1. At a very personal level, all pols are capable of showing empathy.
It's a critical skill, one Romney lacked.