VP: Warner profile

Mark WarnerThe 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.

None came.

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 🙂


2 thoughts on “VP: Warner profile

  1. They really need a new headline writer. 5 years into his term is hardly the time to be talking about learning his first lesson. I think its pretty obvious he’s has been working backroom deals and talking off the record with members of the Republican Party for quite some time and yet Bartel wrote the article as if Warner was some political neophyte and that his experience on the budget panel was his first ever in Washington deal making.

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