CHARLOTTE — “Gone, gone are the smoke-filled backrooms of the past,” promised Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, welcoming the public to the Democrats’ family-friendly “CarolinaFest” street fair Monday.
Er, just a metaphor, right? Because we saw plenty of conventioneers enjoying the smoke-filled back room at the Distilled Spirits Council party Monday night. More of a smoke-filled side room, really — a velvet-roped patio where guests partook of free cigars, handrolled by a tobacco artisan on site.
“I guess he doesn’t like Motley Crue?!? I guess he doesn’t like Minnie Riperton?!?” Bach yelled. “He doesn’t even have any Melissa Manchester!” Boom.
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