Former governor of Virginia
. Embodies every steroetype of the redneck
politician in existence. Now a candidate for the Republican
ticket running against incumbant Charles Robb
My neighbor recently told me the following story regarding the man.
Allen is a big fan of chewing tobacco
apparently. During his tenure of governor, he would sit in his office with a spit cup
and chew, chew, away.
Now, whenever one of his young aids' gandmother or other elderly relative would visit, the governor would always generously take a few minutes out of his day to politely schmooze with them.
And so it happened one day that a grandmother came to visit, and the aid informed the governor of such. The governor quickly got rid of the chew
he had in his mouth and the aid let the elderly woman in. What he had neglected to do, however, was remove the spit cup from his desk. During the meeting, the woman leaned over and said to him.
"Mr Allen, at my age, it's so nice to see younger folks like yourself still drinking their Ovaltine
And from that day forward, the object was referred to around the office as the "Ovaltine cup".