Sarah Palin is obviously among those that are not in favor of New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to ban oversized sodas. According to a Fox News report dated Saturday, March 16, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee took an opportunity to slam Bloomberg during Saturday’s Conservative Political Action Conference.
As always, Palin was full of energy, and not the least bit afraid to speak her mind. She was sure to criticize the Obama Administration before getting down to some other business. She made a joke about guns, and while the crowd was laughing and clapping, she threw them another surprise: She grabbed a clear 'Big Gulp' cup full of soda from behind the podium. The gigantic drink was clearly more than 16 oz., which is what Bloomberg had proposed as the limit of the sugary drink that one should intake. It didn’t stop there though. She took a long drink, and said, “Oh, Bloomberg’s not around, our Big Gulp’s safe.”
“Shoot, it’s just pop, with low-cal ice cubes in it. I hope that’s OK,” she continued.
In regards to the soda ban, Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling stopped the ban earlier this week, because he found it to be “arbitrary and capricious.” Believing the rule to be flawed because it would be applied unequally, Tingling decided it wasn’t a fair action to take. Nonetheless, Bloomberg says the city plans to appeal.
Clearly there are some soda differences in politics. In recent years, select politicians have made attempts to enforce new health conscious rules, by limiting certain foods or beverages in certain circumstances. Some have been passed, while some haven’t. At this point at least, it looks as though New York residents can continue to 'enjoy Coca-Cola' or whichever sugary drink they prefer in unlimited amounts.