09 July 2009

Belated Quote of the Day

"When you call the governor up at 7:15 in the morning and get him out of bed [to ask for a helicopter] - it's pretty neat."

-- Len Rogers, president of the West Virginia Soccer Association, to The Charleston Gazette about enlisting Gov. Joe Manchin to order an Air National Guard Black Hawk chopper to blow water on a rain-soaked soccer tournament field.

The Charleston Daily Mail later quoted a $22,466 price tag for the sortie, meant to aid the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships. "It was the first time the Region 1 championships have been held in West Virginia," that article noted.

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