"Dealing with them the last couple months has been like dealing with Jell-O, Boehner said. 'Some days it's firmer than others. Sometimes it's like they've left it out over night.'"That at least is a proper characterization of Jello. For a dubious comparison, consider this comparison made when discussing the negotiations between the NFL and the team owners. A punter (coincidentally who plays for the local Minnesota Vikings) had shot his mouth off (aka Tweeted) about the situation and was taken to task for the little contributions that a punter makes to the team.
"But perhaps the moment most indicative of the separation between punter and football player is when one of his punts is returned for a touchdown. The punter, the nominal last line of defense, appears to be an invertebrate on a sheet of ice as he squirms into a position to make the tackle. His eyes widen and he splays his arms out to the side as if to embrace a giant teddy bear. The returner, with a quick head nod, sends the punter blindly lurching to the wrong side, into a Jell-O-like pile of his own shortcomings."(emphasis added) So what exactly is a Jello-like pile of shortcomings?
It's not often that I praise politicians, but in this case, Boehner certainly showed a higher understanding of Jello rheology than a sportwriter.