In Vino Veritas

Apr. 9 2008, Updated 5:16 a.m. ET

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Those Bible-thumping, Coors-swilling red staters responsible for George W. Bush’s reelection may be surprised to hear about the special gift currently being shipped out to thepresident’s more blue-blooded supporters: a case of limited-edition“Bush-Cheney Cabernet Sauvignon.” (Californian, not French.They’re not that stupid.) A major Republican operative who recently received a case of the presidential libation reports that each bottle comes with a label guaranteeing its authenticity. In all, our spy reports, 1,000 bottles have been sent out since the election as a gift to the teetotalingpresident’s most affluent friends. Unfortunately, the Bush-Cheney label that adorns the bottle is more impressive than the wine itself. Our source, something of a wineconnoisseur, likened the stuff to “weasel spit.”

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“Ican’t serve it in my home, and I would be embarrassed to give it as agift,” he complained. Might we suggest eBay?

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