Well Color Me Surprised: John Boehner Welcomes New Black Son-in-Law

The Root and other media outlets are reporting that Lindsay Boehner, daughter of Speaker of the House John Boehner recently married Dominic Lakhan,  “a Jamaican-born construction worker” , who in the words of Root author Keli Goff  “happens to be black.”  She goes on to say ” he also happens to have been previously arrested for marijuana possession.”

Umm ok. . . weird wording and perhaps unnecessary information, but nevertheless, good for everybody involved.  As opposed to some websites that see this as a gleeful excuse to write headlines like “NO JOKE: John Boehner’s Daughter to Marry Jamaican Pothead Construction Worker With Criminal Record”  I see this as an awesome thing. Who cares! They are happy, they want to be together. Let’s all love one another! . . . Republicans. . . I tell you, just when I start to paint you all with the same sweeping stereotyping, generalizing brush, you go ahead and surprise me.

Here are two extremely fuzzy aerial shots of the wedding obtained by the Daily Mail UK. I think the second pic is supposed to be of John Boehner, enjoying himself at the wedding. Or at the very least attending the wedding.



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2 comments for “Well Color Me Surprised: John Boehner Welcomes New Black Son-in-Law

  1. Val
    July 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I’m sorry, it just seems so far fetched. If they shared even a remotely similar upbringing or background, maybe. This has got to be some kind of ploy, joke, something. They look and sound ridiculous together! It’ll be believable when they have their first kid.

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