Holtz, McDonnell share some laughs
Lou Holtz, the legendary football coach who led Notre Dame to a national championship and is now an ESPN analyst, cracked jokes and shared stories with a standing room only crowd of Bob McDonnell supporters in Richmond tonight.
A sampling of Holtz's quips:
What do you call a former Redskins player with a Super Bowl ring? "Senior citzens."
What was the most important thing you learned while coaching at William & Mary? "We had too many Marys and not enough Williams."
"I know we have Democrats in here. I tried to use small words."
"Well, they may have a few more people with the president tomorrow, but it won't be as entertaining,'' McDonnell proclaimed.
About 200 people sipped wine and munched on cheese and crackers at the Willow Oaks Country Club as Holtz spoke. Former Lt. Gov. John Hager attended, as did many McDonnell staffers and lobbyists. McDonnell was accompanied by his wife, Maureen, a former Redskins cheerleader, and three of their five children.
Throughout his speech, Holtz offered bits of wisdom to the audience and McDonnell.
"We're down near the end of the race here,'' he said. "You have to finish a game. You have to finish a race. There's never anything easy about it. You're got eight days left. Finish what you started. Be committed to it. Do the very best to your ability."
October 26, 2009; 9:19 PM ET
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