Boehner inspired by Francis, upstages him with resignation news

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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.