Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Schlitz and Slims Jims

Mark Warner's snack of choice when you're up all night hammering out fiscal policy.

Last month, on the day before his final budget speech, Warner invited his finance chief and two of his key allies in the tax fight -- Sen. John H. Chichester (R-Northumberland) and Sen. William C. Wampler Jr. (R-Bristol) -- to the governor's mansion, where the four drank Wild Irish Rose and Schlitz Malt Liquor and ate from a box of Slim Jims until late into the night.

I'm no fan of Warner's politics, but his snack choice sure beats jelly beans or pork rinds.