As the political negotiations closed on the impending default of America’s creditors, people have become increasingly interested in some of the more personal attachments between Boehner and Obama of the bill that successfully raised the national debt ceiling.
Apparently up for contention in the first rounds of debate in Boehner’s personal negotiations with Obama, were a dinner, a movie, and then an hour of “alone time” in the Oval Office with the First Lady, a free pass to sun bathe on the White House Lawn whenever Boehner wished, and Obama would have to rub on Boehner’s choice of sun tanning lotion. But Barrack’s hard- line negotiation tactics brokered the deal to just dinner, no movie, and Boehner would only get 45 minutes alone with the First Lady—in the Master Bedroom, with the condition that a Secret Service Agent had to watch. Boehner could sun bathe on the White House Lawn, but Obama got to pick the sun tan lotion.
Boehner was unsatisfied with the proposal and negotiations took a stale-mate. The third deal brought by Boehner, who sensed that it was the most reasonable, brought the time allotment to a full hour and lost the agent spectating — unless the agent dabbled as a camera man — on condition that Boehner got to keep the master tape. The deal, hailed by Republicans as the most fiscally well rounded (tax payers didn’t have to pay for the movie tickets after all) was concurred by Boehner as “beneficial to every party involved”, he remarked with a wink, “especially the First Lady”.
While Obama was sympathetic to Boehner’s demands, he felt his political agenda was being stymied by his concessions. Pressure from the left incited Obama to force the Rublicans to make bolder sacrifices if a reasonable deal was to be forged.
The final deal, which Republicans led by Boehner feel reach 98% of their intended goals, scrapped the free sun bathing pass, but included a dinner, a movie, an hour of alone time unsupervised in the Oval office, as well as an hour supervised in the Master bedroom by the Commander in Chief himself– on condition that the President work the camera. The President said he was satisfied that he negotiated a complete revocation of Boehner’s lifetime sunbathing pass and was proud of his hard-line tactics to nab the master copy of the ensuing “deal”. Boehner, reluctantly, was only going to receive in his words, a “plain old copy” of the video that night. Obama chuckled, satisfied, as he patted Boehner’s shoulder for a photo op. “You can’t win every battle, John.”
The Republicans, when asked whether their deal which had been deemed victorious, would be received by a positive vote, their answer was a resounding “No”. They explained that “We simply gave too many concessions to the Democrats and Mr. Obama in particular.” Boehner’s next move is a suspected negotiation of the distribution rights to the tape to the other 42 active Republicans of the 112th Congress. Full sunbathing rights are also expected to be re-added to the proposal.