The Virginian-Pilot today has a front page profile of Sen. Mark Warner and how he is learning to navigate the waters in Washington.
A 59-year-old former governor who made a personal fortune in the cellphone industry before entering politics, Warner has a self-admitted reputation as a hyperkinetic, take-charge executive. Since being elected to the Senate in 2008, he has often chafed at the deferential, slow-moving approach that prevails on Capitol Hill, where egos are huge and seniority carries weight.
After Sen. Patty Murray, who led the Senate negotiators, named Warner to the special budget panel, he waited for marching orders.
It’s a fascinating read, not only about Warner but how Washington works, secret meetings and all.
Note to self: time for some newer Warner pictures 🙂