John Boehner, Pork Maligned

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OCTOBER 7, 2008

John Boehner, Pork Maligned

So this is what happens when you accede to adding $150 billion of pork to a bailout bill your constituents disliked in the first place:

WEST CHESTER, Ohio -- One of Rep. John Boehner’s local offices was evacuated Monday afternoon after a suspicious package arrived in the mail. Staffers received the letter from Georgia by U.S. mail. After noticing it was leaking an oily substance, they called the Capitol police in Washington, who advised them to evacuate as a precaution and call in local authorities. Multiple police agencies responded to the Republican congressman’s West Chester office and began an investigation.

After an X-ray analysis, investigators determined the package contained bacon.

--Eve Fairbanks

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