I've been to this once a year event (probably 10 times over the years) and it's a great party. But why would Mark Warner have his annual Pig Roast on September 11th this year? The large pig being carved up, the hay rides, and a big party across his lawn and around the pool just doesn't seem appropriate for the 9th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on New York and Virginia.
I'm going to call Senator Warner's office first thing in the morning to find out about this. For now, all I can say is this. If Mark Warner's political judgment is that this kind of party is acceptable on 9/11, then I am very grateful that he didn't run for and wasn't elected President.
UPDATE: Looks like Mark is doing to put out a bucket for donations to the Pentagon Memorial Fund at his party. Meanwhile, Politico, Slate and others have already picked this story up- it's not going anywhere because Warner decided to put a bucket for donations out under pressure.