Boehner's No. 1 in Obama's Online Suggestion Box

GOP leader plays along with new tool
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted May 29, 2009 10:13 AM CDT
In this March 26, 2009, file photo, House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio unveils the House Republican's budget solution during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, FILE)
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(Newser) – House Minority Leader John Boehner didn’t like how the House Democrats were operating, so where did he appeal? The White House, of course. More specifically, reports Politico, Boehner used the White House online suggestion box to ask the president to back a 72-hour review period before any spending bill is passed. And Boehner's suggestion has gotten more votes than any other of the online ideas, though not all are exactly models of seriousness.

Wrote Boehner on the White House site, “If the administration chose to support such a review and follow through on its own promise to allow for five days of public comment on all bills before signing, it would represent a good first step toward greater transparency and accountability in government spending.” But his lead is hardly overwhelming: as of last night, he claimed first place with just 599 votes. Close by was one calling for Obama to end his "imperial presidency."