Heard on the Hill: Speaker Alert! A Very Disney Weekend

Posted November 7, 2011 at 7:02pm

Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) had a magical start to his past weekend.

The top House Republican spent Friday batting his lashes at donors in, well, Disney World. Boehner’s Florida weekend kicked off with an “exclusive reception” at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the crown jewel of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

“As the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction is hopelessly deadlocked with only three weeks until the statutory deadline arrives, House Speaker John Boehner has decided he’s going to Disney World!” an HOH tipster exclaims.

To be fair, no matter how hard the Speaker may wish upon a star, he is not a part of the super committee, nor is he part of its official negotiations, which is enough to make anyone cry. So it makes sense that he skipped over to the happiest place on Earth to raise money.

“Unbelievable,” the tipster scoffs. One snag for Boehner, though: The hotel is smoke free.

Otherwise, we assume the golf-loving Ohioan took in the links around the Magic Kingdom Park. We can only hope, however, because it’s a short monorail ride from the Floridian to Disney World’s fun centers, that he also took some time to ride the Tea Cups and Space Mountain, get his face painted, and go see all the splendor that is Epcot.

An extra HOH point for anyone who sends us a picture of the Tanned One donning mouse ears.