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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Luntz Can't Get Boehner


We all know Frank Luntz as the partisan Republican hack pollster who would show up on MSNBC to tell the American people what they were "really" thinking (based on questionable scientific methodology, mind you). But for the GOP Luntz has been their polling go-to guy. So what's changed? It seems the new majority leader in the House, John Boehner, has a problem with Luntz. Roll Call has the story:
The ascent last week of Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) to the Majority Leader post has put the agenda for the upcoming House GOP retreat somewhat in flux, but one thing is certain: Frank Luntz won’t be there.

The omnipresent Republican pollster was uninvited from the retreat — scheduled for this Thursday through Saturday in Cambridge, Md. — after Boehner adamantly told his colleagues at his first leadership meeting last Friday that he didn’t want Luntz there.

“Boehner said he wasn’t going if Luntz was going,” said a leadership source.
The story does not explain why Luntz is on the outs with Boehner and personally I don't give a crap. If Luntz can't get Boehner love, I say leave the media out of it. This issue is better left in the bedroom where it belongs.

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Note: All that way for a few Boehner jokes, you see what the GOP has done to me.