Virginia state senators take shots at Redskins (Video)

Even in their own backyard, the Redskins are nothing more than a punchline.

During a recent Senate meeting, Frank Wagner, a Republican senator from Virginia Beach, used his “personal privilege” to remind his colleagues about a party for Super Bowl XLVIII.

After giving a few general details, Wagner concluded with a zinger: “Unfortunately, I don’t see the Redskins in the mix — maybe not next year, or for a long long time.”

This brought about a response from Majority Leader Richard Saslaw, a Democrat from Fairfax.

“Mr. President, on a slightly lighter note, I listen with interest to the personal privilege by the senior senator from Virginia Beach and I was wondering if he would care to comment on the fact that both Denver and Seattle come from the only two states in America that have legalized marijuana,” Saslaw said. “Would that — if we did that in Virginia – would that fix the Redskins’ problems?”

Amid laughter, Wagner brought the house down.

“Mr. President,” he said, “I don’t think there’s enough drugs in the world to fix that problem.”

All that’s missing is Wagner dramatically dropping his microphone and strutting out, WWE-style.

[h/t DC Sports Bog]

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