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Watch John Boehner Play With His Wind-Up Monkey Toy (VIDEO)

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The monkey is apparently such an integral part of Boehner's U.S. Capitol chambers that his office released a video Tuesday paying homage to its "second most photographed subject."

Staffers gave the monkey to Boehner as gift, after he joked in a 2011 interview that his tight schedule made him feel like a windup toy.

"Every 15 to 30 minutes, they come in and wind me up and I do my thing," Boehner says in the video.

Watch below: