"Why would you wear socks like that?"
His next remark was "I thought the circus was coming to town or something."
Apparently the reporter made some reply, because at this point Boehner refocused his attention on the reporter. "You better go check on the elephants." (A curious suggestion, since the elephant is the symbol of Boehner's political party.)
You can see this on YouTube, under a heading of something like: Boehner calls out a reporter over his dumb socks. (Next time I look at it I"ll bring the link back here.)
But, drat, at no time do we see the socks.
I'm willing to bet that the socks were very colorful, hand-knit for the reporter by an adoring wife or grandmother.
Show us the socks, please.