Scandal

NYT Sitting on Story of Boehner Affair?

Maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to inaugurate John Boehner the next Speaker of the House: The New York Post says, “Insiders on Capitol Hill are buzzing about an upcoming New York Times exposé that will detail an alleged Boehner affair,” and that the paper is planning to drop the story sometime in October. On Thursday, a reporter at Daily Kos asked Boehner and the alleged mistress-lobbyist Lisbeth Lyons—about the rumors. At the time, both just offered stony “no comments.” Now, Lyons tells the Post, “As you can imagine, I was stunned by such a question. I found it to be highly insulting, particularly as a female political professional, as well as unfounded.” Boehner’s office says: “This is bullshit.”