But the interview offered an intriguing peek at what a Boehner speakership might look like.
As Grim and Ward point out, he won the speakership last time by just three votes.
It might cost you the speakership, but presiding over a classically dysfunctional House with the rule might do the same thing.
c.1300, "one who speaks," agent noun from speak (v.). First applied to "person who presides over an assembly" c.1400, from Anglo-French (late 14c.). In reference to the English Parliament, Sir Thomas de Hungerford apparently was the first.