Friends have teased Rob Portman for his clean-cut style for decades

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The year is 1991, and "(Th)Rob Portman," a perpetually "clean," athletic Republican attorney is about to embark on what will become a very successful political career.

At least, that's how his colleagues at the Office of Legislative Affairs characterized him when they threw Portman a farewell party at their office near the White House more than 20 years ago.

Alex Pappas of The Daily Caller obtained an invitation to a going away party for Portman held after his tenure working for President George H.W. Bush.

As you'll see, the light-hearted roast of the future senator and possible Republican vice presidential hopeful offers a perspective that isn't all that different from how he's viewed today: