The Daily Beast reported today, Jan. 3, 2013, that Speaker John Boehner dropped the F-Bomb on Senator Harry Reid Friday night during the "fiscal cliff" deliberations. In response to the Senate Majority Leader's depiction of Boehner as a "dictator," Speaker Boehner gave him some direction in terms of what he might do to himself. This behavior is quite unbecoming to a legislator, and had George Washington been around, he would have expressed great disapproval of the profane and crude language.
If you read George Washington’s papers, you will find his opinions about foul language, dated Aug. 3, 1775:
The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish, and wicked practice, of profane cursing and swearing (a Vice heretofore little known in an American Army) is growing into fashion; he hopes the officers will, by example, as well as influence, endeavor to check it, and that both they, and the men will reflect, that we can have little hopes of the blessing of Heaven on our Arms, if we insult it by our impiety, and folly; added to this, it is a vice so mean and low, without any temptation, that every man of sense, and character, detests and despises it.
Just today, Meredith Viera also dropped the “S-Bomb” on the “Today Show” today. She was appearing with Hotda Kotb who had allegedly let the same word slip on Wednesday.
And, of course, nobody has forgotten Vice President Biden’s remarks after the health care bill passed: He informed the President that this was a Big F****** Deal!
Bars of Ivory Soap all around!