This wine-and-dine politics is just about the silliest development yet.
Sen. Graham: Oh, you're ordering a cheeky Bordeaux? Well for heaven's sake let's cancel that nasty Medicare thing and order up some more revenue while we're at it.
Pres. Obama: Why gee, thanks, Lindsey. Say, how 'bout some smart background checks?
Graham: Oh, Mr. President, I'm not sure about that. Do they come with a nice, postprandial Drambuie Fizz?
Obama: You bet, Lindsey.
Graham: Well damn my Dixie ass and gee willikers, Mr. President. This is great. Care for a cigar?
... Sometimes a cigar really is just a cigar, and a cheeky Bordeaux isn't worth shit, policy-wise.