December 19, 2013 1:00 am -

No, you are not reading The Onion or Daily Currant. You simply cannot make this stuff up:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), one of the most bronzed members of Congress, rents his D.C. apartment from a lobbyist for the American Suntanning Association, according to the Daily Caller.

John Milne, a lobbyist with the firm mCapitol, which represents the American Suntanning Association, reportedly lobbies on issues that the Speaker works on.

Boehner has also accepted campaign contributions from the Indoor Tanning Association, according to the Daily Caller.

Despite Boehner’s year-round tan and ties to the industry, Milne told the Daily Caller that there is not a tanning bed in the Speaker’s apartment.

“There is not nor has there ever been a tanning bed in the residence!” he said.

What about that extra room in your office, Mr. Speaker?

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.