Governor Orders Poker Tables for Mansion

Thursday's Charleston Gazette has the story.

In my humble(?) opinion, this is the type of thing that makes the nation's most popular Governor - not so popular after all.

The high-priced renovations and purchase of several plasma TVs make it difficult for the Governor to maintain his blue jeans, blue collar image that served him well and brought him to national prominence during the mining tragedies earlier this year.

It doesn't help that the poker tables are manufactured by an out-of-state firm named "Hooker" Furniture.