Boehner sombrero photo stirs Twitter

A photo of a sombrero-wearing Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerHouse GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief fears sequestration's return MORE (R-Ohio) on the Drudge Report website stirred a passionate Twitter discussion Thursday as House Republicans gathered at their annual retreat to discuss immigration principles.

Republicans are deeply divided over immigration reform, with some in the GOP saying the party needs to move forward with legislation and others decrying plans to give legal status to illegal immigrants as "amnesty."

Matt Drudge played up the tensions on his site Thursday, leading his page with an image edited to make BoehnerJohn BoehnerHouse GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief fears sequestration's return MORE appear to be wearing a sombrero.

The image on Drudge's site, closely watched by the news and political worlds, was linked to a column by conservative writer Ann Coulter titled “Coulter: Republicans on Suicide Watch.”

Some on Twitter applauded the photo, saying they found it humorous.

Others criticized the image.

LatinoRebels.com, a humor, commentary and news website about Latino society said on Twitter the photo proves why the Republican Party doesn’t understand the community’s issues.

So far the image hasn't been appropriated in other ways much, though one person on Twitter took the photo a step further by putting Boehner's face and the sombrero on the body of a member of Mexico's Olympic ski team.

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