By Christina Wilkie - 12/10/09 12:33 AM EST
Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerConservative allies on opposite sides in GOP primary fight Clinton maps out first 100 days The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ohio) corrected President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaBrazile’s new role? Clean up DNC mess Dem donor irked by Nordic dinner invite Five decades of Democratic convention memories MORE
on Wednesday after the commander in chief mistook what he saw the
lawmaker imbibing at Monday night’s congressional holiday reception at
the White House.
“I saw BoehnerJohn BoehnerConservative allies on opposite sides in GOP primary fight Clinton maps out first 100 days The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE drinking eggnog,” Obama said. “I don’t know about the rest of you.”
A Boehner source told ITK that the lawmaker prefers merlot, preferably Makham, from California’s Napa Valley.
The exchange came as the president began his meeting on jobs with a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
Obama apparently did not stay at the party very long, but did say “he heard some stories about it.”
Boehner’s had a busy social week: His annual holiday party was held on Tuesday night at Johnny’s Half Shell on Capitol Hill.