House minority leader John Boehner understands the unemployment situation on a very personal level. Three of his eleven siblings, he says, lost jobs during this recession. But he doesn't know if they've found new ones! Maybe he should call them?

From The Hill:

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) revealed on Wednesday that three of his brothers lost their jobs during the recession.

Boehner, who has 11 siblings, said he's not sure whether the three brothers remain unemployed.

"I've got real empathy for those who are unemployed, as most of you know I've got 11 brothers and sisters. I know that three of my brothers lost their jobs, I'm not sure whether they've found jobs, yet, so I've got a lot of empathy for those caught in this economic downturn," Boehner said.

Eh, ask 'em at Thanksgiving.

Good luck in the job market to all of the potentially unemployed Boehnerati! (Psst: Maybe have your powerful congressman brother get you jobs, hmm?)

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