Terry McAuliffe is not cool enough to smoke with Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is not very cool.

Just ask his spokesman, who confirmed that while his boss is somewhat “cool,” he does not posses this quality in sufficient abundance such that he would light up a joint with country legend Willie Nelson.

McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy used what we’ll call “the dork defense” when contacted by a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The reporter had spied Nelson’s stash sitting mere inches from the governor’s elbow in a picture Nelson’s wife posted on Twitter of the two men in Nelson’s trailer after the Farm Aid concert in Bristow, Virginia, this weekend.

Coy said the governor didn’t see what was on the table (the Times-Dispatch identified it as a can of “Willie’s Reserve,” Nelson’s marijuana brand), and furthermore, even if McAuliffe had seen it, he wouldn’t have known what he was looking at.

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He “wouldn’t know marijuana or related paraphernalia if it walked up and shook his hand,” Coy told the paper. “He’s cool, but he’s not that cool.”

The pot is sold in several states, but it’s definitely not legal in Virginia, and Annie D’Angelo Nelson’s caption read “UH-OH Trouble.”

Later she tweeted, “One of them did not imbibe — guess which one!!!”