Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Live Free or Die

A Westport, Massachusetts pol who voted to raise state sales tax and taxes on alcohol gets nabbed making runs to purchase in tax-free New Hampshire.

A Westport lawmaker who voted to hike the state sales and alcohol taxes was spotted brazenly piling booze in his car - adorned with his State House license plate - in the parking lot of a tax-free New Hampshire liquor store, the Herald has learned.

Michael J. Rodrigues’ blue Ford Crown Victoria, emblazoned with his “House 29” Massachusetts license plate, was parked outside a Granite State liquor store on Interstate-95 South over the weekend, according to a witness who provided pictures to the Herald.

My favorite part was as he's loading up the tax-free booze in his car:

He also blamed the brouhaha on “Republican demagoguery.”

“Unfortunately, I think that’s why the Republican Party is in such bad shape in Massachusetts,” Rodrigues is quoted as saying. “The electorate here is smart enough to figure out what they’re up to.”

Yeah. This is the fruit of voting geniuses in Massachusetts!

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