No Booze For You

You know, I agree that a ban on liquor sales on election day is dumb. That’s the one day when everyone needs to drink. And besides, we have a noble tradition, from Washington down, of buying elections with booze.

But this sort of BS argument annoys me:

Sales of packaged hard liquor are state-controlled in Idaho, and the state reaps the profits. Nally estimated that every Election Day, the state liquor dispensary loses $350,000 to $400,000 in sales. It also takes lots of calls from angry customers wondering why there’s a Tuesday store closure.

There is no way in hell the state loses that much money in liquor sales. People simply buy their booze the day before or the day after. It’s not like they’re driving to Utah to buy their liquor