Boehner is a simple man with simple tastes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently launched an initiative to “Green the Capitol” by selling more locally grown food and requiring the purchase of carbon offsets. In a press conference today, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) vented:

You know, we’re buying carbon credits. It reminds me of the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages when you could buy indulgences. I like the food that we had before. I like real food, food that I can pronounce the name of!

Watch it:



Boehner, a notorious chain smoker, is probably just sore that he’s no longer allowed to light up in the Speaker’s Lobby.