Honda delivering garlic to Boehner after 'milkshake' joke

Rep. Mike Honda's (D-Calif.) will be delivering House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) some of his district's most famous products Friday in response to some rhetoric yesterday from the GOP leader.

After Boehner compared healthcare reform's popularity to a "garlic milkshake," Honda will take some garlic from a town in his district to the top House Republican.

"I’m still trying to find the first American to talk to who is in favor of the public option,” Boehner specifically said yesterday. "This is about as unpopular as a garlic milkshake."

Honda will deliver garlic from Gilroy, Calif. to the minority leader's office this morning at 11:00 a.m., and with it, a limerick about the public option. Gilroy, according to Honda's office, is the "garlic capital" of the United States.

“Thanks. We like garlic," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said of the impending delivery. "The point the Leader made yesterday was simply that garlic milkshakes aren’t popular, like the Democrats’ government takeover of health care."

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