WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) talks with reporters after the weekly House GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol December 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. Boehner described a phone conversation with President Barack Obama as 'tense' after they exchanged proposals to avoid the 'fiscal cliff' earlier this week. House GOP leaders said they doubt that a resolution will be reached before Christmas. Credit: Getty Images
It wasn't the first time House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had to console former Notre Dame coach and ESPN commentator Lou Holtz over the concept of four more years of President Barack Obama.
During an address to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that Holtz required a "pep talk" following Barack Obama's inauguration earlier this week. However, the former college coach was also distraught following his reelection in November.
"Last night, I got a three-page text from my good friend Lou Holtz, who must have watched the inaugural and then all that blabber on TV…: 'I'm done, finished, the country's over with -- we're not doing this again!' Now, I had already had this conversation with Lou about nine or ten days after the election. He came in to speak to our 34 new Members. And before he went over to talk to them, he came over to my office, and he was moaning and groaning. I said, 'Lou, would you stop it? We're Americans, we'll figure this out!' And I had to spend 15 minutes giving Lou Holtz a pep talk! I had to do it again last night!"
The content of the rest of Holtz's "three-page" text is anyone's guess.
Listen to Boehner's remarks in the video below (he starts talking about Holtz's text at around 11:00):
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