John Boehner Sworn In As Speaker: The Twittersphere Reacts

Lawmakers officially tapped John Boehner to be Speaker of the House as the 112th Congress was sworn in today, and as expected, the Twittersphere responded with a flurry of opinions.

Not surprisingly, the majority of Tweeters mused about Boehner's tanned complexion and penchant for waterworks. In addition to the expected #Boehner and #Boehner trends, hashtags from #Weeperofthehouse to #Cryingman to #DukeofOrange made appearances. As our new leader sniffed back tears, even the likes of conservative blogger Michelle Malkin warned him to "Hold. It. Together."

Fans praised Boehner's unassuming, "un-pompous" speech, while critics slammed him for championing the people, suggesting he's more beholden to corporate interests than populist.

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