"Gov. Terry McAuliffe has added a potent weapon to his bipartisan charm offensive: better booze. Desperately in need of Republican friends to get his agenda through a divided General Assembly, McAuliffe (D) has restocked the executive mansion bar and thrown open the doors for nightly receptions. In at least one case, he sniffed out just which craft beer a GOP bigwig likes and made sure to have it on hand." washpost
What a great example the man is setting for the "utes" of Virginia. (a "My Cousin Vinnie" reference)
The suburban soccer moms who made possible his election should consider the example set for their children. The lesson seems to be that the way to convince the legislature to do what you want is to lay on enough schmooze and booze so that their addled brains will tell them that only by enacting whatever McCauliffe wants can they retain membership in Club Terry.
McCauliffe is reportedly to be largely absent from the actual legislative process. He has no experience of governance and probably is at a loss to do anything other than to ply the lobbyist's trade in Richmond.
The "score card" on the progress of his agenda in the General Assembly does not look too good. He will need to do a lot more schmoozing and turkey hunting to get things moving. pl