John Boehner couldn't hide his feelings at a press conference today when asked about about this afternoon's House vote on extending tax cuts to the broader population. According to Talking Points Memo, House Democrats are planning a straight vote on the matter, avoiding regular House voting rules by attaching the tax plan to the Airport and Airway Extension Act which has already passed the house and cannot be resubmitted.

In an expression of frustration with the plan, Boehner told reporters: "I'm trying to catch my breath so I don't refer to this maneuver going on today as chicken crap, all right? But this is nonsense." Duly noted: he's trying to make sure he doesn't say "chicken crap."