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Fri., June 1, 2012, 12:19 p.m.

IFF: Vodka Ban Worse Than Soda Ban

New York City's proposed ban on super-sized sodas is an insufferable "nanny state overreach." But Idaho's ban on Five Wives vodka could be worse, says Wayne Hoffman, executive director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, a conservative lobbying group. Idaho's state-run liquor dispensary banned the Utah-produced Five Wives brand, saying its references to polygamy could offend Mormons. Writes Hoffman, in his weekly column: "Neither state law nor the regulations of the liquor division provide a mechanism for the director to ban the sale of a product based on perceived offensiveness. And nowhere in state law or state regulations are the standards for what might be deemed offensive or how that determination might be made"/Kevin Richert, Statesman (w/full column by Wayne Hoffman of Idaho Freedom Foundation). More here. (AP photo)

Question: Which ban do you consider worse -- Idaho's ban on Five Wives Vodka? Or New York's ban on super-sized sodas?


Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/06/01/krichert/mixed_drinks_hoffman_says_idaho_vodka_ban_worse_nyc_soda_ban#storylink=twt#storylink=cpy



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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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