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Former House Speaker John Boehner, the epitome of swamp incest, literally wept at the unveiling of outgoing speaker Nancy Pelosi’s cringe portrait:

“My girls told me,” said Boehner during remarks at the ceremony, “‘Tell the speaker how much we admire her.'” [commence blubbering]

“You’ve been incredibly effective as the leader of your caucus,” Boehner eventually continued. “The younger generation today has a saying: game recognizes game. The fact of the matter is no other speaker of the House in the modern era — Republican or Democrat — has wielded the gavel with such authority or with such consistent results.”

The incest gets deeper: The same artist who produced the Pelosi portrait, Ronald Sherr, also did the Boehner portrait. Read more…