Attending a RNC Cocktail party is more important to the Speaker of the House than flying with the President (who invited him) to go to AZ to attend the Tucson memorial service for the six slain people and the individual victims wounded by gunfire, including a member of the legislative body over which he presides:

The Ohio Republican is holding a 7 p.m. cocktail reception Wednesday night for 168 RNC members, who are in the Washington area for an annual meeting. The event is sponsored by Boehner’s political action committee and will take place at Maryland’s National Harbor resort.

The RNC party coincides with the 8 p.m. EST memorial ceremony at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where Obama will honor the victims of Saturday’s shooting rampage that left six dead and 14 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who is in critical condition. […]

Boehner turned down a Tuesday invitation from Obama to fly to Tucson with him, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other lawmakers for the Wednesday night memorial service.

Well, we all have our priorities. God forgive Speaker Boehner should have to change his plans because of some minor nuisance like a memorial service for the victims of the attempted assassination of a sitting Congresswoman, both those who were wounded but survived, and those who died, including a 9 year old little girl.

Martini anyone?

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