Speaking on a conference panel in Palm Springs over the weekend, investment adviser and New York Times bestselling author John Mauldin relayed a story from a dinner he had with John Boehner during the debt-ceiling crisis.

According to Mauldin, he told Boehner it was “too bad” he had to work with Harry Reid to forge a deal on the debt ceiling, to which Boehner responded, “Harry?! Harry ain’t the problem. It’s Obama. The man can’t make a decision. He’s got balls made out of marshmallows.”