Lou Holtz Texted Boehner After Inauguration: 'This Country's Over'

Lou Holtz Texted Boehner After Inauguration: 'This Country's Over'

Former Notre Dame head coach and ESPN college football commentator Lou Holtz sent a text message to House Speaker John Boehner after watching President Barack Obama’s inauguration and complained “the country’s over with” and that he never wanted to see another Democrat inaugurated.

According to Boehner, Holtz reportedly texted: “I’m done, finished, the country’s over with–we’re not doing this again!”

And, according to NBC News, this was not the the first time Boehner has had to give Holtz a “pep talk” after Obama’s reelection: 

“Last night, I got a three-page text from my good friend Lou Holtz, who must have watched the inaugural and then all that blabber on TV…: ‘I’m done, finished, the country’s over with — we’re not doing this again!’ Now, I had already had this conversation with Lou about nine or ten days after the election.  He came in to speak to our 34 new Members. And before he went over to talk to them, he came over to my office, and he was moaning and groaning.  I said, ‘Lou, would you stop it?  We’re Americans, we’ll figure this out!’ And I had to spend 15 minutes giving Lou Holtz a pep talk!  I had to do it again last night!”

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