Palin Celebrates ‘Victory In NYC For Liberty-Loving Soda Drinkers’

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Monday couldn’t hide her satisfaction with a judge’s decision to strike down the ban in New York City on large-sized sugary beverages, declaring over Twitter that the ruling represented a triumph for “liberty-loving soda drinkers.”

Other notable conservatives, such as Fox News Channel’s Eric Bolling and Republican strategist Michael Biundo, also took to Twitter to celebrate the decision. In their characteristically punchy style, the New York Post and the New York Daily News each used their covers on Tuesday to needle Mayor Michael Bloomberg over the ruling.

Bloomberg, meanwhile, has vowed to appeal the ruling, telling late night host David Letterman on Monday that “we gotta do something” to counter the country’s obesity problem.


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