House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has been so disappointing to conservatives that we sometimes like to mispronounce his name in a way that ignores the "eh", has announced his resignation as both Speaker of the House and as a congressman, effective on October 30. He was elected Speaker after the Republicans took the House in the 2010 election, and had previously held the post of Minority Leader. Boehner was first elected to Congress in 1990.
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UPDATE: NBC News presents some information on how GOP voters feel about Speaker Boehner and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).