“It is almost too good to be true, but gas hitting $4 per gallon seems to have finally caused Speaker Boehner to see the light on the insanity of providing subsidies to profit-soaked Big Oil companies,” New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic message maven in the Senate, said in a statement…

“Everybody’s entitled to have a bad day. And he had a bad day,” GOP strategist Mike McKenna said of Boehner’s remark.

If nothing else, it turned Tuesday into a field day for Democratic politicians.
“I was heartened that Speaker Boehner yesterday expressed openness to eliminate these tax subsidies for the oil and gas industry,” the president wrote to Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.