Anderson Cooper took on the ladies of "The View" for their mockery of John Boehner's tendency to cry a lot.
Speaking on Tuesday's "AC360," Cooper chastised the co-hosts for their criticism (Barbara Walters said Boehner had "an emotional problem" and Joy Behar sarcastically dubbed him "the weeper of the House").
"Aren't people always saying they want politicians to be more real?" he said. "And aren't men always being told now that we're supposed to be more sensitive, more vulnerable, willing to show emotions? ...For crying out loud, let the guy cry out loud! Where's the harm in that? Since when did the ladies on "The View" turn into Dr. Evil from "Austin Powers"?" He then--you guessed it--played a clip from "Austin Powers."
"I'm one of the most uptight people around, believe me, but I've been known to shed a tear from time to time," he said. "Sure, I, you know, try to keep it limited to a darkened theater while watching "Bambi"...but let's give John Boehner a break and let's not perpetuate a double standard."