House Minority Leader John Boehner had more than the Republican's new budget on his mind at Thursday's press conference. He offered unsolicited advice to a few reporters, including one Boehner said really needed "to do something" about his hair.
Boehner interrupted his prepared remarks with his own laughter, and he called out one reporter for his hairdo (or lack thereof). "You really do need to do something with that hair of yourself yours," Boehner said in the middle of his opening speech.
After getting back on message and finishing his script, Boehner took the first question from the reporter he singled out, but not before telling him to get a brush, according to CNN.
The reporter had good sense of humor about the crack from the Ohio Republican, and shot back, "I'll get a haircut if you pay for it."
When Boehner called on the next reporter, he referred to him as "the bald guy."
He saved his most constructive criticism for last, for a reporter who apparently had her hair up in a pony tail. "It looks so nice ... hanging down, he said. "It looks like you got up a little late and decided that, you know, I just wadded up the back..."
You really do need to do something with that hair of yours.
I couldn't wait any longer.
Our budget solution introduced yesterday by Paul Ryan provides a better choice.
Well, he doesn't have any hair.
So with that, I'll answer your questions.
Mr. Leader, I think...
Get a brush, will you?
You mean other what's wadded up in the back of your head?
It looks so nice (inaudible) hanging down. It looks like you got up a little late and decided that, you know, I just wadded up the back (inaudible).
For those of you that don't know about me and ponytails, males get it -- males get it just as bad as females. I'm sorry. [...]
I'm just glad [most likely the Dow] it's up. I can't tell you why it's up. And as you can tell, after being here six consecutive weeks, the numbers are getting drawn out, stretched out. That's why I'm trying to be humorous today to my friend who needs a brush and a friend who needs some hair.