Following his teary interview on 60 Minutes, the media started analyzing the case for and against weepy public appearances, and asking questions about where all of House Speaker-elect John Boehner‘s emotion comes from.
Anderson Cooper defended Boehner on The View, saying that it’s something that makes him, and men, more human. New York Times columnist Gail Collins asks if current Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as a woman, would be able to get away with such liberal waterworks. (Her answer is no. Sarah Palin, speaking with ABC News, seems to agree.)
The American Spectator takes a look back at politicians who have shed a tear, including Edmund Muskie, a case where crying was enough for people to “dismiss his candidacy.” AOL columnist Matt Lewis even takes a look at suspicions that Boehner has a drinking problem.
Click here for video of the 60 Minutes interview. Does Boehner need to better control his emotions?