What's this, TPM is actually defending Speaker Boehner for not attending the memorial in Tucson? You betcha.
The truth is not partisan.Talking heads noticed his absence, and criticized him after Obama's speech ended, and Democratic aides piled on in anonymous quotes to Politico and the Daily Caller. But the narrative taking hold -- that Boehner rejected a ride on Air Force One in order to attend an RNC event -- is more complicated than the soundbites.
Boehner Didn't Really Snub Obama, Tucson Memorial | TPMDC