Boehner inspired by Francis, upstages him with resignation news

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio greets Pope Francis on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, as the Pope arrived before addressing a joint meeting. (Bill Clark/Roll Call/ via AP, Pool)

Political watchers were stunned this morning to hear House Speaker John Boehner announce his resignation -- minutes before Pope Francis was scheduled to address the U.N.

Some rejoiced, some lamented, and many revisited those images of Boehner crying behind Francis's shoulder yesterday.