Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), the presumptive Speaker-elect of the House, will not use a private jet as Speaker for trips back and forth to his home district, he said Wednesday.
“Over the last 20 years, I have flown back and forth to my district on commercial aircraft, and I’m going to continue to do that,” Boehner told reporters at a press conference.
OK, probably not. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one giving that advice. Perception matters. Winging across flyover country in a private jet doesn’t endear you with the voters. Of course Boehner is from flyover country himself so maybe he knew that already.
AND! All you Pelosi apologists out there who claimed she had no choice but to fly military… Guess not, huh?