Glynnis MacNicol | Mediaite
Last week the GOP released its 'Pledge to America' to a mostly lukewarm reception. Â A number of pundits immediately speculated that the Pledge was so detailed the GOP would soon find itself hemmed in by what the Pledge contained (and what it didn't). Â Well they didn't have to wait long.
On Fox News Sunday yesterday morning Chris Wallace grilled Minority House Leader John Boehner on why there was no mention in the Pledge of doing away with earmarks entirely. Â Boehner says it is because the Pledge is about now(!), and there is already a moratorium on earmarks, and that come November if the GOP takes the House rest assured it will "not be business as usual." Â Indeed. Â Not satisfied with that response Wallace pressed Boehner to "pledge right now" that if the GOP takes the House he will do away with earmarks forever. Â Boehner, apparently not fast and loose with his pledges, would not. Â Later in the segment, though, he did suggest it would be in everyone's best interest for the House and President to work together. Â Watch below.
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