Last week's American Bankers Association conference gave Democrats plenty of ammunition with which to tar Republicans as Wall Street's accomplices, especially after Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner channeled Clint Eastwood and referred to congressional aides as "little punk staffers."

Speaking to the group about lobbying against Sen. Chris Dodd's regulatory reform bill, Boehner told the bankers, "Don't let those little punk staffers take advantage of you, and stand up for yourselves."

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