Politrick or Treat: Halloween Costumes for Top Lawmakers

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  • Nancy Pelosi as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz
  • Cory Booker as Clark Kent
  • John Boehner as The Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz
  • E.W. Jackson as Mad Hatter
  • Michele Bachmann as Scarlett O'Hara
  • President Obama as Batman
  • Harry Reid as Alfred Pennyworth
  • Ted Cruz as The Joker
  • Mitch McConnell as The Grinch

John Boehner as the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz

If John Boehner had been “the king of the forest,” the government shutdown might not have ever happened. Instead, Boehner was the cowardly lion, letting Rep. Ted Cruz and his merry men (the Tea Party) take control. In the end, it worked against him. A recent CNN poll says that six out of 10 Americans believe he should be replaced due to his leadership – or lack thereof – during the shutdown. 
(Photos from left: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Courtesy Party City)

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