Boehner becomes latest lawmaker to drop f-bomb

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) might be the most famous political public figure to make frequent use of the f-word, though. Obama’s former chief of staff’s long history with cursing has been well-documented, but one of the most famous instances arguably came in 1996. While working as former President Clinton’s senior adviser, Emanuel reportedly screamed at former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, “Don’t f*** this up,” ahead of Blair’s speech in support of Clinton during the president’s impeachment trial.

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Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) also showed a fondness for a certain four-letter word when he used it in a 2003 magazine interview during his presidential campaign. Kerry — who was tapped earlier this month by Obama to become the next secretary of State — told Rolling Stone on backing then-President George W. Bush’s resolution to go to war in Iraq, “I voted for what I thought was best for the country. Did I expect Howard Dean to go off to the left and say, ‘I’m against everything’? Sure. Did I expect George Bush to f*** it up as badly as he did? I don’t think anybody did.”

F-bombs, such as the one Boehner dropped last week, according to Politico, aren’t the only curse word of choice around the Capitol. Astute C-SPAN viewers would have caught a NSFW quip when tuning in on March 18, 2010: former Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) was caught by a microphone on the House floor telling Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to “stick it up your a**.” The remark reportedly wasn’t included in the official Congressional Record. Skelton’s spokeswoman said at the time that her boss planned on apologizing to Akin for the insult.