House Speaker John Boehner paid a visit to the Missouri breakfast caucus Tuesday -- and raised a few eyebrows with a joke.
Referring to an early campaign, the Republican said his name was often mispronounced.
"You know my name looks like Beaner, Bonner," and then a "b" word that rhymes with "groaner."
"Well, at least it's not Weiner," he said, referring apparently to former Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, who resigned after tweeting racy pictures of himself.
Boehner -- pronounced BAY-nor -- also urged delegates to work against Barack Obama this fall.
"He's never had a real job," he said.
Ron Paul delegates are pretty steamed here, and there could be some drama on the convention floor this afternoon.
They're most angry at the treatment of the Maine delegation. It largely went for Paul in state caucuses, but the party leadership elbowed some of the Paul delegates aside.
"It happened to Maine. It will happen to you next," said a paper distributed overnight to Missouri delegates. "Stop the power grab."
Privately Republicans in the Missouri delegation said the Paul faction -- which includes three delegates from the Kansas City-Jackson County area -- are upset at the treatment of the Maine caucus. So, apparently, is Ron Paul.
They're promising a bit of a fight over the rules and credentials this afternoon, a fight the Romney campaign really wants to avoid.
Josh Romney, 37, addressed the Missouri contingent as well Tuesday. He spoke with reporters outside the hall, saying his mother, Ann, isn't very worried about her big speech tonight.
"She does not get very nervous," he said. "I don't know. I wish she would get more nervous than she is."
He also said his father, Mitt, the nominee, understands the importance of his speech Thursday.
Delegates will nominate Romney and Paul Ryan this afternoon.