Babies on beer bottles: NH lawmakers strike blow for freedom

Babies on beer bottles: NH lawmakers strike blow for freedom
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[Ed. – Who said legislatures can’t get anything done?  When it’s important enough…]

[H]eretofore, it’s been illegal to include minors in alcohol ads in New Hampshire. But Rep. Keith Murphy owns a bar, and he really wants to sell Founders Breakfast Stout, which features a cartoon baby (toddler? very small child?) eating oatmeal. “No reasonable person would believe that this label is intended to appeal to minors in any way,” he told the AP. So he introduced a bill okaying kiddos on labels, as long as you weren’t actually encouraging them to take a tipple (leaving it to the Liquor Commission to adjudicate).

It passed—only to be vetoed by the governor, [Democrat] Maggie Hassan. …

[I]n response, two-thirds of the House reps have now voted to override her veto. LIVE FREE OR DIE, MAGGIE. Now it’s up to the Senate.

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