U.S. Senator offers secrets for wine


Alinsky Rule 5 (Ridicule the opposition.) Post 28:

Virginia U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D) made news recently by offering to trade national secrets for wine.

According to the Boston Globe, the Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, while attending a Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee fund-raising party in Martha’s Vineyard, said to fellow reveler, “If you get me one more glass of wine, I’ll tell you stuff only Bob Mueller and I know.”

According to the Globe, Warner added, within earshot of about 100 guests, “If you think you’ve seen wild stuff so far, buckle up.  It’s going to be a wild couple of months.”

Two confidential sources report having overheard a luncheon meeting involving several of the Senator’s Capitol Hill staffers at a D.C. eatery. The staff was discussing a fund-raising effort being planned to enhance donations to the Senator’s campaign war chest, and satisfy his thirst for fine wines.

The ease-dropping sources describe what they heard as a money-making scheme that involves offering a menu of wines that, based on their value, will determine what secrets they’ll receive from Warner in return.  It will be called “Mark’s Secrets for Wine.”

The following partial menu of offerings recently leaked from a volunteer worker in Warner’s Richmond, Virginia’s office.

  1. Any one of the $3 Oak Leaf wines will give you the meaning of the Secret Service’s Code for the Clintons when they first came to the White House (WT1 & WT2).Oak Leaf
  2. For a $5 (market price) bottle of vintage Thunderbird, Warner will tell you where President Obama was, and what he was doing, the night of the attack on the Americans in Benghazi.Thunderbird
  3. One bottle of Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru 1949, worth $6,000, will give you access to the cocktail of drug prescriptions that House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi fills at the Capitol Hill Pharmacy twice a month.Bourgogne
  4. Give Mark a bottle of Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951, worth $38,420, and he’ll tell you what really happened to former Senator Harry Reid that caused him to look like he got beat in an alley behind a Vegas Gentlemen’s Club.Aussie wine
  5. For one bottle of Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992, valued at $500,000, the Senator will give you the nuclear codes for the President’s “football” good for a month. For two bottles, you get three months.most expensive eagle

A wider list of offerings will soon be distributed to those on the Super Elite List of Premium Democrat Donors.


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Ernie Souchak is Editor-in-Chief of IllinoisPaytoPlay, a Chicago-based website that focuses on government and business corruption in and around the Chicago area. The site has, most recently, been examining the continuing courtroom battles involving alleged misbehaviors committed by former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, as well as allegations surrounding the alleged mishandling of asbestos on properties owned by Chicago-based United Airlines, a company recently noted for its repeated canine abuse. Among other stories in the past it provided the most thorough and accurate media coverage of the pursuit and prosecution of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, and of Scoters Libby in Plamegate.