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Not a parody: Libs pounce on Sarah Palin’s Big Gulp ‘gaffe’


That Sarah Palin is so dumb. She thought she was taking a swipe at government overreach by pausing to take a sip of a Big Gulp during her CPAC speech today, but really, she was just exposing her ignorance yet again. Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s “arbitrary and capricious” ban on sugary drinks wouldn’t technically cover the Big Gulp® as sold by 7-Eleven®. The convenience store isn’t covered by the soda ban. Don’t you rubes understand Bloomberg’s perfectly reasonable legislation? The New York Post’s Kyle Smith (not one of the libs to which the title refers) sets the record straight for those of us outside New York City limits.

7-11s: NYS regulated-no food prepped on premises. Bodegas city-regulated b/c they prep food. Proposed soda ban applied to latter not former

— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) March 16, 2013

Thank you. RT @rkylesmith: I tire of saying this: BIG GULPS NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN BANNED IN NYC. 7-11s are not city-regulated. #CPAC2013

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) March 16, 2013

@buzzfeedandrew @rkylesmith Which, from what I read, is part of what made it arbitrary and capricious.

— Brennan Monaco (@Brennan) March 16, 2013

@brennan @buzzfeedandrew yes, absolutely. Also would have privileged a large national biz over locally owned mom and pop shops

— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) March 16, 2013

Fortune explains:

Bloomberg’s policy applies to restaurants and delis, but it doesn’t cover grocery stores and convenience stores like 7-Elevens because they’re not regulated by the Board of Health, which grades the quality of businesses where more than 50% of annual sales come from food for immediate consumption. The State Department of Agriculture and Marketing regulates convenience stores. This might seem like an arbitrary technicality, but it’s more than that. Bloomberg’s policy got the OK from the Board of Health, whose members were appointed by the mayor.

In any case, liberals were anxious to pounce on Palin’s “gaffe.” We can’t confirm the following aren’t parody accounts.

This is how ignorant Sarah Palin is: Big Gulps were exempt from Bloomberg’s soda ban: finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/03/13/sod… #CPAC2013 #p2

— David Badash (@davidbadash) March 16, 2013

She can’t even be an idiot right. MT @buzzfeedandrew: FYI, Big Gulp immune to ban because 7-11 not subject to BOH. twitpic.com/cbviul

— Peter Capineri (@pcap) March 16, 2013

@jasonfebery She also mocked the NYC soda ban by drinking a Big Gulp. Which was exempt from the NYC ban. Facts aren’t her strong suit.

— Jed Sorokin-Altmann (@jedsalawyer) March 16, 2013

Sarah Palin drank out of a ‘Big Gulp’ at CPAC today – 7-11’s would have been exempt under Bloomberg’s soda ban- Bullseye again Sarah

— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) March 16, 2013


Got that? People are dying every day from sugary drinks, so Bloomberg bans them in servings larger than 16 oz., then adds that nothing can stop you from buying two if you’d like more. And if the restaurant you’re in can’t sell you that lethal large cola, you can buy one from the 7-Eleven next door. Oh, and Palin’s the idiot.

Libs countering CPAC/Palin Big Gulp theme with fact that Bloomberg’s ban didn’t affect 7/11 are missing the point.

— Hunter Buckworth (@HunterBuckworth) March 16, 2013

Editor’s note: This post has been amended to clarify that Kyle Smith is not one of the “libs” to which the title refers. While it was not our intention to suggest that Smith is a liberal, we apologize for any misunderstanding.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/16/not-a-parody-libs-pounce-on-sarah-palins-big-gulp-gaffe/

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