I feel sorry for the citizens of New Hampshire. It’s such a beautiful state, but in an act of sheer lunacy, State Sen. Jeff Woodburn, the Democratic leader, proposed legislation on Monday to create a bipartisan commission to consider punitive measures against Russia. One of his proposals is to pull Russian vodka off the shelves of state liquor stores.
His proposal wants to require the state retirement system to separate themselves from any Russian-based assets, the other would require the state Liquor Commission to suspend orders for any Russian-made vodkas for sale at the 79 state-run liquor stores – the only source for hard liquor in the state. In a statement introducing the bill, Woodburn said:
Given this confirmed interference in our elections, New Hampshire shouldn’t just continue a ‘business as usual’ relationship with Russia.
He then quotes an 1809 letter written by Gen. John Stark, a Granite State native and Revolutionary War hero, which reads:
I am the enemy of all foreign influence, for all foreign influence is the influence of tyranny.
Is Woodburn pissed that hacking the DNC’s emails showed that they are actually the party of tyranny? Currently, New Hampshire carries Russian Standard Vodka and Stolichnaya, which is actually distilled in Latvia.