John Boehner takes himself out for margaritas before the Fiscal Cliff

House Speaker John Boehner might be leading the Republican charge in the Fiscal Cliff negotiations, but it should comfort all Americans to know that as he is helping to undertake the massive responsibility of ensuring that Americans are able to keep as much of their money as possible out of the grubby, sticky hands of Washington politicians, that he is doing so after a couple of margaritas.

Three hours after leaving his high-pressure negotiations with the President on Friday, John Boehner was kicking up his heels and throwing back a few cold ones at the somewhat-ironically-named-for-this-situation Guapo‘s in Arlington with six of his security guards.

Dressed in a festive, bright red sweater, a cheery Boehner arrived through a side door at Guapo’s in Shirlington around 7:15 p.m. Friday – about three hours after he left stone-faced from a meeting at the White House with other congressional leaders and President Obama – according to a diner who happened to arrive at the restaurant around the same time…

Boehner was drinking margaritas while most of his party – two men and one woman – were drinking beer and sangria, the source said.

They were all chomping on chips and salsa at the table.

Other diners in the restaurant recognized the House Speaker and approached his table to say hello, the source noted.

Boehner was ‘very friendly to anyone that went up and spoke to him,’ she said.

Thankfully, Boehner apparently does not suffer from crippling hangovers, because he was back to the table first thing Saturday,

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