Speaker of the House John Boehner’s lovely daughter Lindsay reportedly married her handsome beau, Jamaican-born Rasta Dominic Lakhan Friday.
According to The Daily Mail, proud papa Boehner was on hand to walk the beautiful blushing bride down the aisle at the posh Sunday House in Delray Beach, Fla. Boehner’s wife Debbie was also part of the festivities.
Wearing a smart gray suit, with his luxurious long island locks flowing against the lush garden backdrop, Lakhan waited for his bride, as Boehner escorted her to his side. The 35-year-old Lindsay couldn’t have been more radiant in a white, strapless wedding gown as she exchanged vows with her 37-year-old Rasta, who happens to be a construction worker.
The very private ceremony was heavily guarded by cops and even the local sheriff was on hand, armed near the premises. The presiding chef was reportedly celebrity Lindsay Autry from Bravo’s “Top Chef Season 9,” but surprisingly guests were served a buffet, not a fancy four-course meal.
Boehner was said to be beaming with pride despite his new son-in-law’s little run-in with the law. Lakhan was allegedly arrested for possession of the Cali Herb. For those not up on the lingo—marijuana.
The speaker, being a conservative, must be stepping way out of his comfort zone to be beaming at this wedding, for he holds fast to the Republican war on drugs and Ronald Reagan’s “Just Say No.”
He is even against using it for medicinal purposes. This is what Boehner had to say to CNN on medical cannabis use in 2009: “Whether it is the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society – all of those people, by and large don’t believe there is any medicinal value in marijuana.”
But then again, it’s his “little girl” and dads have been known to bend over backward for their pride and joy.
Plus, the rebranding of the GOP and their concerted outreach effort to bring more “color” into the fold must be underway. Daughter Lindsay covers all the bases with this one. Blue-collar, black, immigrant, loves ganja… it couldn’t get more inclusive. Just what the Grand Ole Party was aiming for with the rebranding. What a stroke of luck.
I wish the happy couple all the “Irie” bliss they can contain: Cali Herb and all.