Washington may no longer have smoke-filled rooms, but it definitely still has its “cigar man.”
Just ask Jim Nicholson, a former Republican National Committee chairman, ambassador to the Vatican, and Veterans Affairs secretary.
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In a new autobiography from celebrated cigar maker Paul P.K. Garmirian, Nicholson referred to “PG” as “my cigar man.”
In an interview, he said, “I just love the guy.” So much so that he introduced him to former President and cigar smoker George W. Bush and cigar aficionado Arnold Schwarzenegger.
When visiting Garmirian’s McLean, Virginia, outlet and its truck-sized humidor where it’s common to brush elbows with governors, Cabinet members, and movie stars, Nicholson said, “It’s so fun to sit there and smoke a cigar with him and then have him tell you all about that cigar, what the mix is, what the blend is, what the aging has been.”
He’s not alone in praising Garmirian’s sticks. O …