OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is taking it as a compliment: She was turned away from
a bar in the state capital because she couldn't prove she's of
legal age to drink.
The 61-year-old governor and her staff had served burgers at the
annual Capital Lakefair last weekend and afterward went to a
downtown Olympia bar called Hannah's to celebrate.
Gregoire says the man checking identifications at the door told
her she couldn't get in without ID, even when others pointed out
she's Washington's governor. So she went home, but her husband,
Mike, went in.
The governor tells Seattle's KING-TV she feels complimented the
bouncer thought she might be under 21.
Hannah's owner, Todd Ruzicka, says his 23-year-old part-time
bouncer needs more training.
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