I'm a wine snob. I don't drink much wine these days, because I don't drink plonk and I can't afford the wines I love, which tend to be things like ancient Ports, aged Brunellos and, yes, $350 Burgundies. Thus, I tend more toward envy than outrage over the bottle spotted on Paul Ryan's dinner table recently. I can only hope he has the palate to appreciate it.
Still, it was outrageous, and DougJ focuses on the why...
But Paul Ryan was drinking $350 wine with a hedge fund guy while scheming to funnel Medicare money into tax cuts for hedge fund guys, and the hedge fund guy was paying for the bottle!It ain't the wine, it's the why.
That’s bribery, plain and simple.