06/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Boehner On Obama's Color Jab: "You Only Tease The Ones You Love" (VIDEO)

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) offered an almost suspiciously elaborate explanation for his fab tan on Sunday. President Obama had mocked Boehner for his orange hue at the White House Correspondents Association dinner, saying, "We have a lot in common. He is a person of color."

Asked to respond to the jab on CNN's "State of the Union" this weekend, Boehner said, "You only tease the ones you love."

Then, in as casual a fashion as possible, Boehner mentioned some outdoor activities he favors.

"If the president wants to go out and take a walk with me as I do every day," Boehner said. "I walked 18 holes yesterday. Last weekend I was in Ohio cutting my grass, trimming my beds. I enjoy being outside."


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