[Ed. – Giggle.]
Boehner: “Listen, I’ve given some thought to this, as you might imagine. … I talk to my constituents every day. And this frustration that is out there, they need to take it out on somebody. They take it out on the president, take it out on me. And, it comes with the territory.”
Reporter: “But you are one of the most conservative members over the last 20 years. Does it frustrate you?”
Boehner: “During my years here, when I voted, I had the eighth most-conservative voting record in the Congress. And it does pain me to be described as spineless, or a squish. And I will tell you what pains me the most is when they describe me as the establishment. Now, I am the most anti-establishment speaker we’ve ever had. You know, who was the guy that got rid of earmarks? Me. Who’s they guy who believes in regular order? Me. Who believes in allowing more members to participate in the process from both sides of the aisle? Me.