Even Clark Howard, today on his national radio program, is throwing punches at the Governor, his lapdop junior house of the General Assembly, and the Senatorial “study committee.” Even Clark Howard thinks we should be able to buy beer on Sunday.
Clark made some good points:
(1) It’s absurd to be doing this over highway safety when the present system encourages those out of beer to go to bars, watch the game there, and then drive home after drinking.
(2) There is a clear statewide consensus from voters according to the polls and the legislature and Governor, as elected representatives of the people, should be doing their bidding.
While I’ve never been a big fan of the second argument, it is true that this issue is popular with Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Hari Krishnas, Frat Boys, Reformed Baptists, Presbyterians, Catholics (of course what do they care, they get wine in church !!!!ON SUNDAY!!!!), Jews, Atheists, legislators when not near the Governor, and crack whores.
It’s a popular issue that the legislature is trying to be fatherish about as if somehow it is more grown up and mature than the people it represents. Meanwhile, they’re up in Atlanta whoring around at night with lobbyists and strippers. (Okay Mr. Legislator who is offended by that last line, (1) lighten up and (2) we’ve *all* heard the bipartisan stories)