So, does anybody out there in the real world support a government-run “public” health insurance option?
House of Representatives Republican leader John Boehner doesn’t think so.
Democrats suggested the Ohio congressman is not getting out enough, but Boehner thought otherwise. “I get to a lot of places,” he said.
A recent Quinnipiac University poll found 57 percent of people in his native Ohio supported giving people the option of a government-run insurance plan, but Boehner said the idea was “about as unpopular as a garlic milkshake.”
Pressed by a reporter, Boehner admitted he had never tried a garlic milkshake — drawing the ire of California garlic growers.